Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 25 mins

If you've never made homemade custard/pudding, you're going to be stunned at the difference in taste with store-bought. Once made, these delicious custards need to be refrigerated for atleast 3 hours before serving.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 320 degrees F.
  2. Melt chocolate over low heat.
  3. In a saucepan, combine cream, milk and 2 tblsps sugar and bring to bare simmer, stirring occasionally.
  4. In a small bowl combine 2 tblsps of the milk mixture with the espresso powder and stir into the milk mixture with the chocolate.
  5. In a large bowl, whisk together the egg yolks, egg, and remaining ¼ cup sugar for 1 minute, or until the mixture is blended well.
  6. Add milk mixture in a stream, whisking, and strain through a fine sieve into a large measuring cup.
  7. Spoon off the froth and pour into six 5-ounce custard cups.
  8. Cover cups with foil.
  9. Arrange cups in a baking pan and pour hot water around them to reach halfway up sides.
  10. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until just set.
  11. Remove from oven, let cups sit in hot water for 10 minutes, remove, and let cool completely.
  12. Chill 3 hours and garnish with a dollop of whipped cream, if desired.


Most Helpful

This is a wonderful pudding/custard that we all enjoyed. I used intant de-caf coffee instead of the expresso powder but I don't think it made any difference in the taste. I cooked the custard in a a one-quart casserole dish (instead of individual custards) and cooked it for about one hour instead of the time stated in the recipe but it came out perfect. Next time I will try it with custard cups instead. Thanks Evelyn for posting this keeper custard recipe.

ellie_ July 13, 2003

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