Easy Old-Fashioned Baked Custard Recipe

Easy old fashioned baked custard

The Spruce


  • 48 mins
  • Prep: 8 mins,
  • Cook: 40 mins
  • Yield: 1 Custard (4 to 6 Servings)
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This easy old-fashioned egg custard is topped with a little ground nutmeg just before baking.

Egg custard is surprisingly comforting for so few ingredients and easy prep. This version is made with the classic topping of grated nutmeg


What You'll Need

  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 4 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • Pinch nutmeg (fresh-grated if possible)

How to Make It

  1. Heat the oven to 325 F.
  2. Place four 6-ounce custard cups in a larger baking pan. 
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together milk, eggs, salt, and sugar.
  4. Divide the custard mixture evenly among the custard cups; fill the pan with hot water to a depth almost even to the top of the custard.
  5. Sprinkle each serving with nutmeg and bake in the preheated oven for about 40 to 55 minutes, or until custard is set. This depends on the depth of the baking dish. The custard will still have a slight jiggle in the center; a knife inserted in center should come out clean.

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    Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
    Calories 141
    Total Fat 7 g
    Saturated Fat 3 g
    Unsaturated Fat 2 g
    Cholesterol 159 mg
    Sodium 93 mg
    Carbohydrates 13 g
    Dietary Fiber 0 g
    Protein 8 g
    (The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)