Southern Boiled Custard

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 15 mins

This was my grandmother's recipe. I looked forward to having this every year at Christmas time.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Pour milk into a double boiler.
  2. Heat to boiling.
  3. Beat eggs, add sugar, and mix well.
  4. Add to milk and cook until thick enough for your tastes, stirring constantly.
  5. Add vanilla, stir well, and serve.


Most Helpful

Exactly what I was looking for! I'm a Northerner (Yankee..LOL) that's fallen in love with Boiled Custard...and all the recipe's I have tried in the past never got thick enough till yours. The past recipe's were 2 quarts of Milk to 5 eggs, I think the trick with yours is more eggs! I doubled your recipe and made last night with Splenda (diabetics in family) and it was superb! Yummy Thanks so much!

ItalianMomof2 November 25, 2009

Takes a while but much, much, better than the recipes that have corn starch in them.

MissyIffy January 03, 2009

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