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Custard Recipes

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Pumpkin Flans

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Charles Insler
This silky, smooth dessert captures the essence and elegance of fall. I came up with the recipe myself, aiming to make something both luscious and light.—Charles Insler, Cincinnati, Ohio
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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

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

Caramelized Baked Custards

Caramelized Baked Custards

Caramelized Baked Custards

Creme brulee is our favorite dessert and we love Irish cream liqueur, so I decided to put them together for a dinner finale we truly love. With a last name like Moynihan and a husband named Patrick, you can tell St. Patrick's Day is a very big holiday in our house! —Joyce Moynihan, Lakeville, Minnesota
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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

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

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."

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.

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

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.

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



Cranberry Creme Brulee

Cranberry Creme Brulee

Cranberry Creme Brulee

Dress up classic creme brulee with an easy-to-make cranberry sauce. The sweet-tart sauce compliments the rich, creamy custard. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

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

Sweet Potato Custard Pie

Sweet Potato Custard Pie

Sweet Potato Custard Pie

I love to bake and experiment with ingredients. Sometimes I get lucky and produce something that's new and tasty, like this pie.—Kathy Roberts, New Hebron, Mississippi

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!”
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