My parents used to serve this recipe as a dessert at the restaurant they owned when I was a child.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 15 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • Beat the milk, sugar, salt, eggs, and vanilla together in a bowl; pour into a baking dish. Sprinkle the cereal over the mixture and dot with the butter pieces. 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 side of the dish with the custard.

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

Nutrition Facts

345 calories; protein 11.2g; carbohydrates 48.9g; fat 12.4g; cholesterol 164.5mg; sodium 351.4mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (10)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
08/24/2012
I used to have this for dessert at a restaurant in Glouscester, MA many years ago. It was great then and I love it now with this recipe. They always topped it with a dollop of whipped cream and I did too! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
01/29/2010
wasn't thrilled with this one. Read More
(7)
13 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 8
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
08/24/2012
I used to have this for dessert at a restaurant in Glouscester, MA many years ago. It was great then and I love it now with this recipe. They always topped it with a dollop of whipped cream and I did too! Read More
(20)
Rating: 2 stars
01/28/2010
wasn't thrilled with this one. Read More
(7)
Rating: 5 stars
01/14/2011
I loved this recipe! My mom used to make it when I was little and she often would eat most of it herself. Now I remember why! the custard is very creamy and the grains add a nice distinguishing texture. I made it with raisins and also added cinnamon to the top instead of stirring it throughout. The custard was so fine it didn't need any embellishment. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
12/20/2010
1 hour is definately too long when you bake custard that long it tightens all the protiens and comes out watery next time i will start testing for doneness at about 35 to 40 minutes Read More
(2)
Rating: 5 stars
12/04/2012
This recipe is amazing!! Other ones you have to cook it all on the stovetop before baking; this one you just combine the ingredients and bake. Mine didn't need the entire hour it was ready in 45 minutes. Add plenty of nutmeg and enjoy this wonderful old-fashioned treat. Read More
(2)
Rating: 5 stars
10/15/2015
Was the restaurant in Gloucester Amelia's? That's where I first had this. This version has more grapenuts next time I'd put in half the amount. I doubled the recipe and served it with whipped cream delicious! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/05/2014
Out of this world delicious!! Thank you for sharing! GrapeNuts no longer have the recipe on their boxes. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
12/08/2019
I was looking for a grapenut pudding from my childhood. Although this one was close it just didn't have the same taste. Had I not tasted my Mom's this one might have earned a 5 star rating. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
05/05/2019
Being from Connecticut of English heritage and growing up on a dairy farm this was one of our favorite goodies Mom made. My husband used this recipe (okay I picked it out) because I needed something delicious after knee replacement surgery and requested this. It was like Mom wrapping her arms around me. Just perfection!! It did take 1 hr and 5 min to bake to perfection. Read More