Rich Baked Custard

Total Time
5 mins
45 mins

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  • 4 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 12 cup sugar
  • 14 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 quart whole milk, warmed


  1. Preheat oven to 325°F.
  2. Combine all ingredients thoroughly, being careful to avoid incorporating too much air.
  3. Divide custard between 6 ramekins. Place ramekins in a roasting pan. Place roasting pan on oven rack; pour hot water around ramekins until 1" deep. Slide rack into oven.
  4. Bake 45 min, or until custards are set, but the center still jiggles slightly, and the tip of a knife comes out clean when inserted into the center.
  5. Serve warm or cold.