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Simple Custard

Rated as 4.38 out of 5 Stars

"This is my own alteration of a few different recipes. Not too rich or too sweet as many egg custards can be. Can be served warm immediately or cold."
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15 m servings 178
Original recipe yields 8 servings (4 cups)


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  1. Cook and stir milk, vanilla extract, and butter in a saucepan over medium heat until simmering. Remove mixture from heat before it comes to a boil.
  2. Whisk eggs, sugar, and cornstarch together in a bowl until sugar dissolves.
  3. Set saucepan back over low heat. Pour in egg mixture slowly, whisking constantly, until custard thickens enough to coat the bottom of a spoon, 5 to 10 minutes.


  • Cook's Notes:
  • Add up to 1/4 cup more sugar for very sweet custard.
  • Crushed pineapple mixed in is awesome! Banana is also great.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 178 calories; 7 21.1 7.1 107 88 Full nutrition

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It tasted like a bad egg pudding. Nobody liked it.

Perfect and so easy to make! I made mine with 2 extra tablespoons of sugar added and then when it was cooked (mine took more like 20 minutes to coat the back of a spoon) I ladled into custard d...

Simple and nice. Just a good custard.

I made the recipe exactly as written plus two tablespoons sugar, and we loved it. It was great plain, but I made a trifle that included pound cake, this custard, cool whip and fresh strawberries...

I needed a not-too-sweet custard for a trifle I am making - so this was great! When I realized I only had fat-free milk - I used 3 cups of fat-free milk and 1 cup of half and half - still came ...