Lemon Custards

READY IN: 1hr 5mins
Recipe by Marie

A simple, delicious make ahead dessert. Comes from Bon Appetit and found on the Epicurious website.

Top Review by Texas Shorty

These were good with whipped cream laced with rum. I did use a little more lemon juice (1/3 cup vs 1/4 cup) and the flavor was nice.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Place 4 custard cups in medium baking pan.
  3. Whisk together sugar, egg yolks and lemon rind in a large bowl.
  4. Whisk in cream, lemon juice and nutmeg.
  5. Divide equally among cups.
  6. Add enough hot water to pan to come halfway up sides of cups.
  7. Bake with rack positioned in center of oven until custard is set around edges, but still moves slightly in center when gently shaken, about 55 minutes.
  8. Transfer cups to rack and cool slightly.
  9. Cover and chill until cold for at least 8 hours.
  10. Serve topped with whipped cream.

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