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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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Cranberry-White Chocolate Trifle

Trifles are a great dessert to make when entertaining because they feed a crowd and often can be prepared in advance. Plus, they look so eye-catching on the table.—Janet Varble, Harrisville, Utah
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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

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."

Squash Custard Pie

Squash Custard Pie

Squash Custard Pie

Meet the Cook: 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. We (my husband and I have a 10-year-old son) moved out to the country to get away from the crowds. Our home's on 15 acres. We're grazing a few cattle this year, and deer, wild pigs and an occasional skunk visit at night. -Mary Kelly, Hopland, California

Warm Banana Pudding

Warm Banana Pudding

Warm Banana Pudding

I've enjoyed my mother's pudding for as long as I can remember. She and I revised it, using a sugar substitute and reduced-fat ingredients. With its meringue-like top and soft vanilla wafer layer, it's a Southern dessert at its fines.—

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.

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.

Ghostly Custards

Ghostly Custards

Ghostly Custards

Here's a tasteful way to get everyone into the "spirit" of the season! Little ones in particular find her custards irresistible, reals Suzanne Strocsher of Bothell, Washington. "Our young daughter is always eager to help make these desserts," Suzanne states. "They're full of sweet pumpkin flavor, and the treats are just the right size for her too."

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

Apricot Rice Custard

Apricot Rice Custard

Apricot Rice Custard

Creamy rice custard drizzled with apricot sauce makes a comforting dessert or a refreshingly different breakfast. As a young mother, housewife and substitute teacher, I haven't been cooking all that long, but it's easy to impress people with this recipe since it's simple and delicious. -Elizabeth Montgomery, Allston, MA

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

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

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!”

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

Burnt Custard

Burnt Custard

Burnt Custard

"The recipe for this smooth-as-silk custard came from a local restaurant years ago," reports Heidi Main of Anchorage, Alaska. With its broiled topping it looks pretty in individual cups.
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