Soft Baked Custard
The creamy texture of this soft-set custard is so inviting, you could call it comfort food. It has a pleasant vanilla flavor that is complemented by ground nutmeg.
Total TimePrep: 10 min. Bake: 35 min.
- 1 large egg
- 1 cup whole milk
- 3 tablespoons sugar
- 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- Dash ground nutmeg
- In a small bowl, beat egg. Add the milk, sugar, vanilla and salt; mix well. Pour into two ungreased 6-oz. custard cups. Sprinkle with nutmeg.
- Place the custard cups on 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 in the center comes out clean.
Nutrition Facts1 each: 189 calories, 7g fat (3g saturated fat), 123mg cholesterol, 239mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (24g sugars, 0 fiber), 7g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1/2 milk, 1/2 fat.
Originally published as Soft Baked Custard in The Best of Country Cooking 2004