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Custard Recipes

Looking for recipes for custard? Taste of Home has the best custard recipes from real cooks like you, featuring reviews, ratings, how-to videos and tips.

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Banana Pudding

I didn’t see my son, Lance Corporal Eric Harris, for more than two years after he enlisted in the Marines after high school. And when I saw him for the first time at the airport last fall, I just grabbed hold of him and busted out crying. When we got home, the first thing he ate was two bowls of my banana pudding. He’s a true Southern boy! It’s a dessert, but you can have it for breakfast, lunch or dinner. —Stephanie Harris, Montpelier, Virginia
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Classic Crème Brulee

Classic Crème Brulee

Classic Crème Brulee

My favorite dessert is Creme Brulee, so I quickly learned how to successfully make this on my own. Recently I was at a party where the guests finished off their own desserts "broiling" the sugar on their portions with a small torch. What a great idea! —Joylyn Trickel

Cranberry Creme Brulee

Cranberry Creme Brulee

Cranberry Creme Brulee

Our home economists dress up classic creme brulee with an easy-to-make cranberry sauce. The sweet-tart sauce compliments the rich, creamy custard.

Creamy Orange Flans

Creamy Orange Flans

Creamy Orange Flans

The smooth, velvety texture and vibrant orange flavor makes these individual flans a delightful way to end a spring meal. Every bite is sheer heaven.—Elke Rose, Waukesha, Wisconsin
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Puff Pastry Hearts

Puff Pastry Hearts

Puff Pastry Hearts

These adorable cream-filled hearts are perfect for Valentine’s Day or any time you want to serve a loving treat. The delightful recipe and pretty way to present it come from Sarah Vasques of Milford, New Hampshire.

Caramel Apple Creme Brulee

Caramel Apple Creme Brulee

Caramel Apple Creme Brulee

Here’s the cream of the apple dessert crop. Fruit, caramel and cinnamon flavors enhance the rich, velvety custard. Served warm or chilled, it’s a classic end to a meal. —Cheryl Perry, Hertford, NC

Holiday Eggnog Pudding

Holiday Eggnog Pudding

Holiday Eggnog Pudding

Ring in the holidays with this creamy treat that pairs extra-thick pudding crunchy cookie crumbs. "The individual servings look so festive yet come together quite easily," writes Mesa, Arizona's Anita Beaty.

Sweetheart Custard Dessert

Sweetheart Custard Dessert

Sweetheart Custard Dessert

Your special valentine will think you bought this gorgeous confection at a bakery! Kathy Zielicke of Fond du Lac, Wisconsin says, "This recipe may look difficult, but it really isn't, considering that you start with premade pie crust. I'm a hairdresser with an at-home salon...and I enjoy trying out my dessert creations on customers."

Individual Flans

Individual Flans

Individual Flans

Long-time empty nester Lee Bremson of Kansas City, Missouri says she’s always on the lookout for special desserts sized for two. “This rich, comforting custard is smooth, easy and just right for my husband and me!”

Caramelized Baked Custards

Caramelized Baked Custards

Caramelized Baked Custards

Crème Brûlée is our favorite dessert and we love Irish cream liqueur, so this recipe uses both to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. — Joyce Moynihan Lakeville, Minnesota

Pumpkin Streusel Custard

Pumpkin Streusel Custard

Pumpkin Streusel Custard

This is a delectable dessert for chilly fall and winter days. The streusel topping complements the smooth, spicy custard to perfection. I adjusted a dessert recipe in my files to come up with this two-serving version. -Maxine Smith, Owanka, South Dakota

Chocolate and Vanilla Creme Brulee

Chocolate and Vanilla Creme Brulee

Chocolate and Vanilla Creme Brulee

For a truly delicious dessert that will impress every guest, try this fancy recipe. It tastes so delicious.—Taste of Home Cooking School, Greendale, Wisconsin

Vanilla Custard Cups

Vanilla Custard Cups

Vanilla Custard Cups

When I was living with my mother, she loved custard,, so I'd make this comforting dessert each week. Without leftovers, there's no chance of getting tired of this treat!—Billie Bohannan, Imperial, California

Custard Meringue Pie

Custard Meringue Pie

Custard Meringue Pie

Each bite of this light and fluffy pie will nearly melt in your mouth. The cracker-crumb crust holds a smooth vanilla filling topped with an airy meringue and a sprinkling of more crumbs. Everyone will crave a second slice! -Nancy Holland, Morgan Hill, California

Squash Custard Pie

Squash Custard Pie

Squash Custard Pie

Acorn squash has been a favorite of mine since I was little and my mother baked it with sugar and cinnamon. This particular pie was something I improvised. We love pumpkin pie, but had fresh squash in excess. So I came up with this new variation! It's good to take to potlucks, to pie or cake walks at school, or to serve as a different dessert for Thanksgiving or Christmas. —Mary Kelly, Hopland, California
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