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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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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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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."

Homemade Frozen Custard

Homemade Frozen Custard

Homemade Frozen Custard

My siblings and I had a hard time finding room for dessert after Mom's delicious meals, but when we were ready, we could count on a rich creamy bowl of frozen custard. It's a comforting treat! -Judy Clark, Elkhart, Indiana

Baked Custard for Two

Baked Custard for Two

Baked Custard for Two

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.
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Raisin Custard Pie

Raisin Custard Pie

Raisin Custard Pie

A comforting, old-fashioned dessert, this custard pie is one of my mom's best. The fluffy meringue makes it look so special, and the raisins are a nice surprise. —Ruth Ann Stelfox, Raymond, Alberta

Lemon Custard Cake

Lemon Custard Cake

Lemon Custard Cake

Just to prove a quick meal doesn't have to go without dessert, field editor Sue Gronholz of Beaver Dam, Wisconsin shares her simple recipe for Lemon Custard Cake. "It comes from my grandma and is also nice to whip up when unexpected company stops in," Sue informs. "It's a cool, creamy dessert that tastes like you fussed."

Apple Turnovers with Custard

Apple Turnovers with Custard

Apple Turnovers with Custard

I'm almost finished writing my own cookbook. When I was working on the apple section, I knew I had to submit this recipe for the contest. With the flaky turnovers and rich sauce, it outshines every other apple recipe I make! -Leora Muellerleile, Turtle Lake, Wisconsin

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

Creamy Caramel Flan

Creamy Caramel Flan

Creamy Caramel Flan

If you're unfamiliar with flan, think of it as a tasty variation on custard. One warning, though—it's very filling. A small slice of flan goes a long way! —Pat Forete, Miami, Florida

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

Old-Fashioned Chocolate Pudding

Old-Fashioned Chocolate Pudding

Old-Fashioned Chocolate Pudding

One of the nice things about this easy pudding is you don't have to stand and stir it. It's a must for us at Christmas—at Thanksgiving and Easter, too! I also make it into a pie with graham cracker crust that our grandchildren love. The home my husband and I moved into 11 years ago is unusual. We're retired farmers, and it's built from knotty pine—out of an old barn and hog house! The inside is wood. Donald, who enjoys woodworking, refinished the boards.



Old-Fashioned Rice Custard

Old-Fashioned Rice Custard

Old-Fashioned Rice Custard

I don't remember where or how I found this dessert. When I took it to a family reunion many years ago, however, a great-uncle was sure I'd used my great-grandmother's recipe! Church suppers are among the places I've carried my rice custard. At home, I like to have it warm for dinner. Then, the next morning, I'll frequently enjoy the leftovers cold for my breakfast. This dish is one I've been making for nearly as long as I've been married—and that's 42 years. My husband and I were t

Lemon Custard in Meringue Cups

Lemon Custard in Meringue Cups

Lemon Custard in Meringue Cups

My husband loves lemon meringue pie. This variation is a favorite of his. I like it, too...it's very easy to make but looks very elegant. I've served it at every occasion from a formal dinner party to just a casual get-together. Ever since I was a young girl, making desserts has been a favorite hobby. Over the years, I've filled two binders with recipes for them!

Raspberry Custard Meringue

Raspberry Custard Meringue

Raspberry Custard Meringue

Whenever I serve this meringue at a dinner, I can count on one thing—hearing a few husbands asking their wives to make sure to get the recipe!

Caramel Custard

Caramel Custard

Caramel Custard

My husband and I have enjoyed this simple dessert many times, especially after a Tex-Mex meal. In fact, I've made it so often I don't even look at the recipe. See if it doesn't become a regular favorite at your house.
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