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Baked Custard

A recipe for Baked Custard made with simple ingredients of milk, eggs, vanilla, and sugar. It is a creamy and silky dessert for two that is easy to make.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Author Renee


  • 1 1/2 cups whole milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt
  • Ground nutmeg


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Place two 10-ounce ramekins in an 8- or 9-inch square baking dish.
  2. Heat the milk in a saucepan over medium heat until it barely reaches a simmer.
  3. While the milk is heating, whisk together eggs, sugar, vanilla, salt, and a dash of nutmeg.
  4. Very gradually add heated milk whisking constantly while adding. Do not pour in all the milk at once or it will cook/scramble the eggs.
  5. Divide the mixture equally in the ramekins. If foamy on top, use a spoon to skim off the foam.
  6. Lightly sprinkle tops with nutmeg.
  7. Pour hot water into the baking dish to a depth of 1 inch.
  8. Bake for 45 minutes or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean.
  9. Remove custard cups from water and cool to room temperature. Once cooled, refrigerate to chill thoroughly.

Recipe Notes

Time stated does not include cooling and chilling.