Baked Custard Recipe

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I first made this family recipe as a teenager and still enjoy it as a winter warm-up. My dad says it's the best custard he's ever eaten!
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 1 hour
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 1 hour
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 4 eggs
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2-2/3 cups milk

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 208 calories, 7g fat (3g saturated fat), 156mg cholesterol, 292mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (27g sugars, 0 fiber), 8g protein.


  1. In a bowl, combine eggs, sugar, spices and vanilla. Blend in milk. Pour into a 1-1/2-qt. baking dish. Place baking dish in a cake pan in oven; add 1 in. water to pan.
  2. Bake at 325° for 1 hour or until a knife inserted near middle comes out clean. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Baked Custard in Grandma's Great Desserts Cookbook 1992, p69

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Barb User ID: 8963705 256435
Reviewed Nov. 5, 2016

"This is the best custard i have had, I just love it, it tastes like baked custard should. instead of sugar I used splenda, it turned out perfect."

rebeccarafferty User ID: 8805953 245486
Reviewed Mar. 15, 2016

"Very easy to follow and was very good... I added some nutmeg to the top before serving it was great. I also topped it with fresh homemade whipped cream yummy"

Niniskitchen User ID: 8384992 226705
Reviewed May. 21, 2015


clouda9 User ID: 6786643 47162
Reviewed May. 23, 2013

"Baked this last night and let it cool overnight in the fridge. Hubs enjoyed every bite (I baked in small ramekins) a few minutes after settling in post day surgery. Like roblaura he said the added vanilla made this custard extra special. Thanks for sharing your recipe."

roblaura User ID: 5804091 45664
Reviewed Sep. 29, 2012

"Great recipe tastes like my Mama's. I like the extra vanilla. I cooked it in small ramekins for individual servings. Tastes great warm or cold."

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