Total Time
2hrs 8mins
Prep 2 hrs
Cook 8 mins

Prep time included chilling time. From Southern Living.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Whisk together all ingredients in a heavy saucepan.
  2. Bring to a boil over medium heat, whisking constantly; boil, whisking constantly, 1 minute or until thickened.
  3. Remove from heat.
  4. Place pan in ice water; whisk occasionally until cool.
  5. Chill completely, about 2 hours.


Most Helpful

I made this custard for "Poppy"'s Tiramisu Trifle #64044. I actually used all of the custard and used 2 7 oz. pkgs. of savoiardi biscuits and made 4 layers. It was wonderful! Thank you!

Grace Lynn January 18, 2004

I just whipped this up for a tropical trifle for a friend's party tomorrow. I have never made custard before, but this was quite easy and I had all of the ingredients on hand. It hasn't even cooled yet and it already tastes lovely. I plan to add about 3/4 tsp of rum extract to make it rum custard for my tropical theme. Thanks for a great recipe, Bev!

bellysmom May 21, 2009

Made this custard back in the winter for a black cherry and brandy trifle - it was wonderful. Easy to make and no problems with lumps, etc. Sorry for not rating it sooner but I was out of the country and using an internet office. Thanks Bev.

waynejohn1234 May 06, 2008

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