Keys to Perfect Baked Custard

The two keys to perfect custard are timing and proper oven temperature. Underbaking results in a runny custard that won’t set, while overbaking can cause a weeping or watery custard. To check for the proper doneness, insert a clean knife near the center of the custard a few minutes before the recommended baking time has elapsed. If the knife comes out clean, the custard is done. (The center may still jiggle, but it will firm up while cooling.)