Grape Nuts Custard


My parents served this Grape Nuts custard as a dessert at the restaurant they owned when I was a child.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
1 hr
Total Time:
1 hr 15 mins


  • 2 cups milk

  • 3 large eggs

  • ½ cup white sugar

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • teaspoon salt

  • ¾ cup wheat and barley nugget cereal (e.g., Grape Nuts)

  • 2 tablespoons butter, cut into small pieces

  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg (Optional)


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  2. Beat together milk, eggs, sugar, vanilla, and salt in a large bowl until well combined; pour into a baking dish. Sprinkle with cereal; dot with butter. Gently set the baking dish into a larger baking dish. Pour enough hot water into the larger dish to reach at least 1 inch up the sides of the inner dish.

  3. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 1 hour. Sprinkle with nutmeg to serve.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

345 Calories
12g Fat
49g Carbs
11g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 345
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g 16%
Saturated Fat 7g 33%
Cholesterol 165mg 55%
Sodium 351mg 15%
Total Carbohydrate 49g 18%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 34g
Protein 11g
Vitamin C 0mg 2%
Calcium 176mg 14%
Iron 7mg 38%
Potassium 306mg 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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