Pear Custard

Recipe by Sharon123

The maple syrup gives this dessert a mild, flavorful taste. You will enjoy this!

Top Review by Aroostook

This recipe takes awhile to make but it is fabulous! I made this for a friend who is under the weather and he inhaled it. The multi-step directions are clear and are easy to follow. This is a special dessert. Thanks so much for posting!!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat the oven to 350*.
  2. Peel, quarter, and core the pears.
  3. Cut them into 1/2" slices and mix with the water, butter, maple syrup, cinnamon, and nutmeg in a heavy 12-inch skillet.
  4. Cook, covered,over moderate heat, until the pears are tender but not mushy-about 5 minutes.
  5. Uncover and cook until all of the liquid has evaporaed and the pears have started to caramelize-4 minutes longer.
  6. Remove from the heat and set aside.
  7. To prepare the custard: In a medium-size bowl or 2-quart maeasuring cup, whisk the eggs, milk, maple syrup, vanilla, and salt.
  8. Distribute the pears among four 6-ounce or six 4-ounce flameproof custard cups.
  9. Pour the custard over the pears.
  10. Set the cups in a baking pan and pour hot water into the pan until it comes halfway up the sides of the cups.
  11. Bake, uncovered, for about 35 minutes or until a knife inserted midway between the rim and the center comes out clean.
  12. Transfer the cups to a wire rack and cool to room temperature-30 to 40 minutes.
  13. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
  14. Will keep for up to 3 days.
  15. Preheat the broiler.
  16. Sprinkle the cold custards with the pecans.
  17. Whisk togerher the butter, maple syrup, and cream; spoon the mixture over the custards.
  18. Broil 6 inches from the heat for about 3 minutes or until the topping bubbles.
  19. Serve immediately.
  20. Serves 4 to 6.
  21. Enjoy!

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