Rich Baked Custard

READY IN: 50mins
Recipe by DrGaellon

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Top Review by Maito

This is DH's ideal dessert. It came out rich and smooth. I added two extra (farm fresh) eggs and 50% more sugar (for his tastes) and baked this at 300 F. It was done (set at the edges) at 60 minutes. This yielded 10 servings for me (using 3/4 cup size ramekins). Like Sharon, I sprinkled (freshly grated) nutmeg over them before baking. So creamy and delicious!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 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.

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