Total Time
1hr 40mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr 30 mins

This was my favorite dessert that my grandmother used to make and my family loves it too. We always serve it cold and as it has a long oven time we usually have it in the fall/winter. Recipe source: local newspaper.


  1. Preheat oven to 300°F.
  2. Combine eggs, milk, sugar and vanilla in a bowl, mixing until smooth.
  3. Pour into six ramekin dishes or custard cups.
  4. Sprinkle with nutmeg.
  5. In a large baking dish filled half-way up with water, place custard cups.
  6. Bake for 1 hour 15 minutes to 1 hour 30 minutes or until knife comes out clean when inserted into middle of one of the custards.
  7. Refrigerate until serving time.
Most Helpful

I love this baked custard. I mix it up( about 3 batches) in my blender, pour it into 4 qt. jars. Heat huge pan with water on the stove top, when it comes to a boil turn stove off, add the 4 filled jars and put it in a pre-heated oven. 1 hour later we have a huge batch of custard. Let it cool and put in fridge for tomarrow. I like it warm in the winter.

mymema2 January 20, 2014

Sorry, I usually like to say something positive, but this recipe was bland and had poor texture. I have made custard with cream before and this did not measure up. I will not try it again.

Greg: Barrow, Alaska June 18, 2011

So far I'm failing at this one. The first time I dropped my bowl into the water it sank and my custard turned into a watery mess. I'm trying again with no water so it's been over two hours and it's still very watery.

Damseldunbar May 17, 2011