Baked Custard for Two Recipe

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Alpha Wilson, a field editor from Rosewell, New Mexico, shares a sweet treat she and husband Thomas (pictured at far right) enjoy frequently—Baked Custard for Two.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 35 min.
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 35 min.
MAKES: 2 servings


  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup milk
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 189 calories, 7g fat (3g saturated fat), 123mg cholesterol, 239mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (24g sugars, trace fiber), 7g protein


  1. In a bowl, lightly beat the egg. Stir in the milk, sugar, vanilla and salt until combined.
  2. Pour into two ungreased 6-oz. custard cups. Sprinkle with nutmeg. Place in an 8-in. square baking dish; add 1 in. of hot water to the pan. Bake at 350° for 35 minutes or until a knife comes out clean. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Baked Custard for Two in Taste of Home February/March 1994, p22

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Reviewed May. 3, 2014

"Great recipe. One I remember from long ago. I made mine with Splenda and is was so good."

Reviewed Dec. 20, 2013

"Been looking for this recipe for several years! It's always been one of my favorites as well as my mom who has been asking me to make some! Easy and delicious. :)"

Reviewed Nov. 17, 2012

"easy and yummy. Next time I would double the recipe, it makes more sense to have some for the next day rather than just two servings."

Reviewed Mar. 30, 2012

"Smooth & sweet, we ate it up! Easy & quick."

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