Soft Orange Custard

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Bake: 35 min.


5 servings

Updated: Sep. 30, 2022
This creamy custard with a splash of sunshiny citrus flavor can brighten any gray day. It's a light, lovely dessert! —Sue Friend, Lynden, Washington


  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons grated orange zest
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 cup fat-free milk


  1. In a small bowl, beat butter and sugar on medium speed for 1 minute. Add the eggs, flour and salt. Beat for about 2 minutes or until thickened. Add the orange juice, orange zest and lemon juice. Stir in milk.
  2. Pour into five 6-oz. ramekins or custard cups. Place ramekins in a 13x9-in. baking pan. Add 1 in. of boiling water to pan.
  3. Bake, uncovered, at 325° for 35-40 minutes or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Remove ramekins from water bath. Serve warm or chilled. Refrigerate leftovers.

Nutrition Facts

1/2 cup: 208 calories, 7g fat (4g saturated fat), 98mg cholesterol, 215mg sodium, 33g carbohydrate (30g sugars, 0 fiber), 5g protein.