Rating: 4.41 stars
69 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 47
  • 4 star values: 14
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 5

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; carbohydrates 21.1g; fat 7g; cholesterol 106.5mg; sodium 87.8mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (32)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/22/2020
After eating this custard, I would like to tell you that if you follow the directions PROPERLY, it will NOT have an offputting consistency. Even if you are the worst cook ever, which I classify myself as. I will definitely use this recipe again. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
12/21/2020
It looked okay however the consistency and colour were offputting. 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
(1)
69 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 47
  • 4 star values: 14
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 5
Rating: 5 stars
12/21/2020
After eating this custard, I would like to tell you that if you follow the directions PROPERLY, it will NOT have an offputting consistency. Even if you are the worst cook ever, which I classify myself as. I will definitely use this recipe again. Read More
(24)
Rating: 5 stars
12/21/2020
Hello! If your custard has a weird texture, 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. Read More
(8)
Rating: 5 stars
09/15/2018
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 dessert cups, put in fridge for 4 hours then sprinkled with a bit of cinnamon just before serving. It made 7 one-cup servings. I found the grandsons and son-in-law raiding the leftover just before bedtime. I will be making this again and again. Thanks for such a great recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/21/2020
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
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
10/11/2019
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/12/2018
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 out great! Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/25/2019
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/22/2020
Mine might not look super fancy, but it was absolutely delicious. Big hit with the family, especially with added cinnamon and nutmeg. I used a handheld mixer to help combine the eggs to the simmering milk and it went super smoothly! No scrambling! 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: 1 stars
12/21/2020
It looked okay however the consistency and colour were offputting. 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
(1)