Easy Old-Fashioned Baked Custard Recipe

Easy old fashioned baked custard

The Spruce


Ratings (36)
  • Total: 48 mins
  • Prep: 8 mins
  • Cook: 40 mins
  • Yield: 1 Custard (4 to 6 Servings)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
141 Calories
7g Fat
13g Carbs
8g Protein
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

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



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

Steps to Make It

Heat the oven to 325 F.

Place four 6-ounce custard cups in a larger baking pan. 

In a medium bowl, whisk together milk, eggs, salt, and sugar.

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; sprinkle each serving with nutmeg.

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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