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Simple Soft Baked Custard Recipe

The creamy texture of this soft-set custard is so inviting, you could call it comfort food. It has a pleasant vanilla flavor complemented by nutmeg.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 35 min. YIELD:2 servings


  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup milk
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • Dash ground nutmeg


  • 1. In a bowl, beat egg. Add the milk, sugar, vanilla and salt; stir well. Pour into two ungreased 6-oz. custard cups. Sprinkle with nutmeg.
  • 2. Place cups in a baking pan. Fill pan with hot water to a depth of 1 in. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 35-40 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean. Yield: 2 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 189 calories, 7g fat (3g saturated fat), 123mg cholesterol, 239mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (24g sugars, 0 fiber), 7g protein.

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noviaanne User ID: 2054381 156659
Reviewed Feb. 9, 2009

"I have been making this recipe for several years and it is so good.I prefer cinnamon and this is such an easy healthy dessert to make."

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