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.

Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
10 mins
total:
15 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
4 cups
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • 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.

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  • Whisk eggs, sugar, and cornstarch together in a bowl until sugar dissolves.

  • 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

178 calories; protein 7.1g 14% DV; carbohydrates 21.1g 7% DV; fat 7g 11% DV; cholesterol 106.5mg 36% DV; sodium 87.8mg 4% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (33)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/29/2019
After making this custard, I read the reviews and saw a comment relating this custard to a yeast infection. After eating this custard, I would like to tell you that if you follow the directions PROPERLY, it will NOT have the consistency of a yeast infection, although I'm not even sure what that looks like. Even if you are the worst cook ever, which I classify myself as, it should not look like a yeast infection. I will definitely use this recipe again. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
11/24/2018
It looked okay however the consistency was like a yeast infection and the colour was to. It tasted like scrambled eggs. Should have read the reviews! Waste of money time and ingredients. Please try any other recipe but this. Read More
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36 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 27
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
01/29/2019
After making this custard, I read the reviews and saw a comment relating this custard to a yeast infection. After eating this custard, I would like to tell you that if you follow the directions PROPERLY, it will NOT have the consistency of a yeast infection, although I'm not even sure what that looks like. Even if you are the worst cook ever, which I classify myself as, it should not look like a yeast infection. I will definitely use this recipe again. Read More
(20)
Rating: 5 stars
03/25/2019
Hello! If your custard looks like a 'yeast infection', it is because you added too much warm milk into the eggs too soon. Because of the hotness, the eggs will cook. You need to add the warm milk gradually to avoid scrambling whilst raising the temperature. (I will rate it a 5 because I want to post some help ^^) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/17/2019
Absolutely delicious and so easy and quick to make! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/21/2019
I used 5c 2% milk instead of whole milk, 2tbs butter, I didn't have any vanilla so I didn't use any. Don't miss it. I used 4 eggs+4 yolks. I used almost a full cup of sugar. My boyfriend likes his sweets?? I used 4tbs of corn starch After it was ready I added 3 smashed banana's & 5 banana's sliced into pieces. It's my first time EVER making a custard. Delicious Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
11/24/2018
It looked okay however the consistency was like a yeast infection and the colour was to. It tasted like scrambled eggs. Should have read the reviews! Waste of money time and ingredients. Please try any other recipe but this. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/25/2018
Simple and nice. Just a good custard. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/26/2018
Followed this receipe perfectly and it toward out incredible! I did add the extra sugar that was suggested and it made a quick easy family dessert...which is a must for a Family of Five! It kept a smooth consistency and set up quickly...will make again soon! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
02/28/2020
Amazing the flavor is wonderful! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
06/17/2019
I did half the recipe (2c milk/2eggs etc.) Turned out good I decided to make it a bit sweeter as well. I accidentally cooked it too long and it had a curdled/lumpy texture but that was easily fixed with a hand blender. The hand blender also whipped some air into the custard which made it fluffy but took away the thickness of regular custard. Would use this recipe again but next time will be a bit more patient with the cooking process. Read More