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Simple Custard

Rated as 4.22 out of 5 Stars
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"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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Ingredients

15 m servings 178
Original recipe yields 8 servings (4 cups)

Directions

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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.

Footnotes

  • 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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Most helpful positive review

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 ...

Most helpful critical review

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. Pleas...

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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 ...

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 ...

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 mil...

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. Pleas...

Perfect. I made 1/4 of the recipe for two servings as a topping for apple crumble (aka apple crisp), the way my Irish mum used to make. Much better but quite like Birds brand English custard.

I have made this recipe twice. Both times it came out great. I used it in cakes for a filling, and had no complaints. Also sweetened it up a bit. Easy and tasty.

Made as directed with the following exceptions. 1) I added 2 extra tablespoons sugar. Wish I hadn't, as it was plenty sweet enough. 2) Let the milk/butter/vanilla mixture cool, then added it ...

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...

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 kep...