Baked Custard with Cinnamon Recipe
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Baked Custard with Cinnamon Recipe

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"Mother made this comforting custard when I was growing up on the farm," recalls Mary Kay Morris of Cokato, Minnesota. "It was wonderful after a chilly evening of doing chores. Now I fix it for my husband and four sons."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 50 min. + cooling
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 50 min. + cooling
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Dash ground cinnamon
  • Dash ground nutmeg

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 177 calories, 7g fat (3g saturated fat), 123mg cholesterol, 239mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (22g sugars, 0 fiber), 7g protein.


  1. In a small bowl, whisk the eggs, milk, sugar and salt. Pour into four ungreased 8-oz. custard cups; sprinkle with cinnamon and nutmeg.
  2. Place in a 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan; pour hot water in pan to a depth of 3/4 in. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 50-55 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean. Remove cups to a wire rack to cool. Serve warm or chilled. Store in the refrigerator. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Baked Custard in Taste of Home December/January 2000, p64

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JanSharp User ID: 8222195 218451
Reviewed Jan. 20, 2015

"This is wonderful. I saw the other comment about adding another egg. I tried this and it made it much creamier. Loved it!!!"

xprincess User ID: 1756019 37435
Reviewed Apr. 13, 2011

"I've made this many times, so easy and a wonderful comfort food. To make it a bit richer I add an extra egg and a tsp of vanilla.....delicious!!"

Scottsbluff User ID: 497093 29037
Reviewed Mar. 15, 2010

"This is the same recipe found in my 4-H cookbood 60 years ago. Good basic cooking."

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