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Simple Custard


"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 cals
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 g fat; 21.1 g carbohydrates; 7.1 g protein; 107 mg cholesterol; 88 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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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 ...