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Old Time Egg Custard

Rated as 3.1 out of 5 Stars
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"This is a very old recipe for egg custard. If you like cooking vintage recipes for a taste of the old life, this one is for you. You can also convert this recipe to make tarts or a pie. You can add nutmeg and other spices to taste, or you can bake a pie crust and pour custard into that as well."
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Ingredients

40 m servings 281
Original recipe yields 16 servings

Directions

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  1. Whisk eggs and sugar together in a large pot. Gradually add milk, whisking constantly. Stir in vanilla.
  2. Heat milk mixture over low heat, stirring constantly. Cook, stirring occasionally, until mixture thickens and coats the back of a wooden spoon, about 30 minutes. Pour into a serving dish and allow to cool.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 281 calories; 10.4 36.3 11 117 133 Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Take that Jello! I have searched for years for an egg custard recipe that tastes like Jello's Americana egg custard. This is best one so far.

Most helpful critical review

Had a wonderful flavor but it was too thin. I could not get it to thicken.

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Had a wonderful flavor but it was too thin. I could not get it to thicken.

Since this recipe has such a low ratio of eggs to milk, the custard really doesn't set as a solid. It combines with fruit & jams really well.

This recipe did not work at all for me. I feel like a step or some instruction of some sort was missing. It never thickened for me.

Take that Jello! I have searched for years for an egg custard recipe that tastes like Jello's Americana egg custard. This is best one so far.

This is a wonderful recipe. I have searched for years for an egg custard recipe that tastes just like Jello brand Americana egg custard. This is it! I did add 1 egg yolk to the recipe for 4 ser...

I was hoping for the best with this recipe but it isn't as I hoped. I was expecting it to be thin because of the lack of eggs per the amount of milk but it really didn't turn out very good. How...

I had a gallon of expired milk, so I decided to use it to make this custard. I could not get it to set either. I cooked it for a long time. It didn't work. I did find the almost exact recipe, o...

This was the first time I've ever made custard and it came out beautifully. I'm still looking for the perfect recipe to taste like the pie from my favorite bakery. This came very close, but I'm ...

don't know what I did wrong, but mine turned out kinda all lumpy , not creamy looking, and it never set up..