Total Time
1hr 30mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr 10 mins

A very elegant dessert, which is surprisingly easy to make.


  1. Place 1 cup of sugar in a heavy pan.
  2. Stir sugar at low heat until it is liquid and light golden brown.
  3. Pour caramelized sugar evenly into six warm custard cups.
  4. Set cups aside.
  5. Place milk and cinnamon stick in a medium sized saucepan.
  6. Scald milk at medium heat and allow to cool.
  7. Beat eggs until foamy.
  8. Gradually add remaining sugar to eggs and beat well.
  9. Gradually add scalded milk to egg mixture, stirring until sugar dissolves.
  10. Add vanilla.
  11. Pour mixture into caramel lined cups.
  12. Place cups in a pan of hot water and baked in a 350 degrees F oven for 1 hour and 10 minutes.
Most Helpful

Tasty! I did cut down the sugar by about 1/2 a cup. I also used the same pan for the milk as for the sugar so all the caramel that had hardened dissolved into the milk. Thanks!

Ginger Rose May 17, 2008

I baked this last night to use up some milk. Great dessert! Nice and sweet-thanks!

Sharon123 January 17, 2008

Mmm, comfort food. I was craving some custard, and had some eggs I needed to use up anyway, so this was a great find! It never fails to amaze me how something as simple as "burnt sugar" turns into that velvety rich liquid that I love so much. I made this as directed, and I believe the only thing I might even consider doing differently next time would be to scrape a vanilla bean into the custard instead of using extract, just to see how that would work out. Thanks for the recipe!

Kay D. September 18, 2006