- Yield : 6
- Servings : 6
- Prep Time : 10m
- Cook Time : 35m
- Ready In : 1:30 h
This Baked Custard recipe is so simple a child can make it with adult supervision when adding the hot water for the water bath.
I make this easy recipe using an 8-cup measuring cup. The custard goes directly from mixing bowl to ramekins without the need for a ladle. How simple is that?
Baked custard is easier than making puddings and healthier than prepared puddings containing preservatives and artificial ingredients. You only need 4 ingredients. Topping each custard with ground nutmeg is optional.
At 140 calories per serving it is great for a light breakfast or dessert.
Baked custard can be served warm or cold.
Six 6-oz (180 ml) ramekins or oven proof custard cups.
Do not use a hand mixer with a glass bowl or measuring cup. Rotating metal beaters can chip the glass causing a health hazard.
Nutrition information is for 2% milk. Add 15 calories when using whole milk.
- 3 large eggs
- 1/3 cup (70 g) granulated sugar
- 2 2/3 cups (650 ml) 2% or whole milk
- 1 tsp (5 ml) vanilla, almond, or lemon extract
- ground nutmeg (optional)
- 4 cups hot water for water bath
Method of Preparation
Preheat oven to 350ºF (175ºC). Boil water for water bath. Arrange the custard cups in the 9x13-inch (22x32 cm) baking pan.
Combine eggs, sugar and extracts in a large bowl or 8-cup Pyrex™ measuring cup. Using a hand mixer, fork or whisk, mix 30 to 60 seconds or until smooth. Add milk and mix about 1 minute or until well combined.
Pour or ladle the egg mixture into the ramekins to within ¼ inch of the top. Sprinkle with nutmeg, if desired, to taste. Carefully add boiling water to the pan to a depth of about 1/2 inch (13 mm).
Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until a sharp knife inserted into the center comes out clean. Do not over bake. Carefully transfer the hot ramekins to a wire rack to cool. Cool 30 to 45 minutes and serve warm or cover each cup with plastic wrap and refrigerate until cold.
This information is per serving.
Calories from Fat45
Serving Size:About 5.5 oz. (155 ml)