Savory Spinach-Gorgonzola Custards

Recipe by Manami

This was a Grand Prize Winner from Southern Living, December 1999.

Top Review by mslonner

Very Yummy! I would have liked a slightly stronger gorgonzola flavor so next time I will add more Gorgonzola. I cooked these ahead of time in the separate ramakins and reheated in a water bath in the microwave. Worked out great for the sedar meal, but I will make these throughout the year for guests. Very delicious and very elegant and the cook ahead is key!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF.
  2. Drain spinach well, pressing between paper towels to remove excess moisture; set aside.
  3. Melt butter in a large skillet over med heat; add oil and onion, and sauté 5 minutes.
  4. Stir in sugar or sugar substitute, and cook, stirring occasionally, 20 more minutes or until onion is caramel colored.
  5. Reserve 1/4 cup onion; spoon remaining onion mixture evenly into 6 lightly greased 6 oz custard cups; sprinkle with cheese.
  6. Whisk together eggs and next 5 ingredients until blended.
  7. Stir in spinach.
  8. Spoon evenly over cheese, and place custard cups in a 13x9" pan.
  9. Add hot water to pan to a depth of 1"(Do so once the pan is in the oven).
  10. Bake for 30-40 minutes or until almost set.
  11. Remove cups from pan.
  12. Let stand 10 minutes; unmold and top with reserved onion.
  13. Garnish, if desired.
  14. *Note: This can be baked in a lightly greased 9" square baking dish.

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