Microwaved ' Baked' Egg Custard

Total Time
Prep 3 mins
Cook 9 mins

A quick easy egg custard for times when comfort food is needed. **Note.....This recipe is for a 700wt microwave. For other wattage ovens check your book that came with it for guidelines. For my new Panasonic 1200wt oven which has 1-10 power levels, I heat milk on Hi (100%power) for the 3mins then for cooking I use P3 (30% power)and cook at this level for 15mins, then leave to stand covered for 5mins. As all ovens are different this is a guide only. Experiments may be needed to get the best result.


  1. In a microwave safe jug heat the milk for 3 minutes on high.
  2. In a bowl beat the eggs,sugar and vanilla together then whisk into the milk.
  3. Stirring all the time strain this mix into a 2L microwave (20cm round) dish and sprinkle with nutmeg.
  4. Cook on 1/2 (50%)power for 4 minutes. Stir and then cook on 1/2(50%) power for another 5 minutes.
  5. Stand 5 minutes.
  6. Serve warm or at room temperature on its own or with fruit and whipped cream.
  7. Cooking time may vary depending on your microwave.
  8. NOTE: This is for a 700w microwave. See my introduction above if using a 1200wt microwave.
Most Helpful

All I have to say is yum - I'm too busy trying not to eat it all in one sitting. I made six individual custard cups, so cut down the cooking time a little. It was very good - tastes just like the custard my mom used to make. Thanks for sharing such an easy recipe. Just made this again for about the fifth time. I feel so bad for the few people who had trouble with this. I think maybe they cooked at too high a temperature. They are missing out on an easy to make, awesome custard. I pour this into six custard cups after heating the milk initially and mixing with the egg and sugar. I cook 4 minutes on medium, stir and cook for an additional 3 1/2 to 4 minutes on medium. Good luck to all of you who try this and happy eating.

Connie Lea March 05, 2010

Just brilliant, easy and quick and delish!

Anonymous May 27, 2015

I can't even honestly give this one star. Lumpy, smelly, watery...I wouldn't even give this to my dog. Yuck.

Katy Dean March 23, 2015