This is a very simple and delicious homemade, vanilla custard.

Sue
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Fill the lower pan of a double boiler 1/3 full of water, and bring to a low boil. Pour milk into upper pot, and place over boiling water. Heat until small bubbles form around the edges of the milk. Stir in sugar, and continue stirring until it dissolves.

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  • In a small bowl, beat the eggs until light yellow. Remove about 1/2 cup hot milk, and gradually stir it into the eggs. Slowly mix the egg mixture into the milk in the pan.

  • Mix together cornstarch and water; slowly stir into custard. Bring custard to a boil, and remove from heat. Stir in vanilla. Serve warm or chilled.

Nutrition Facts

155.9 calories; 7.2 g protein; 20.4 g carbohydrates; 102.8 mg cholesterol; 85.5 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (22)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
06/12/2009
I searched books and the internet but could not find a custard that would meet my families dietary needs. (Sugar free low fat and low cholesterol). I decided to adjust this recipe and see what happened. I used Splenda 1% milk and Egg Creations liquid egg product and crossed my fingers. The result was AMAZING! It set wonderfully was creamy and tasted sweet and rich with vanilla. My suggestion is to never rush a custard and cover the cooling custard with a film of plastic wrap so that it lays directly on top of the custard. This prevents a 'crusty film' from forming. Thank you so much for your contribution! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
02/01/2003
Not a whole lot of flavor in this one. Would be better if served with a sauce. Kids don't really like it. Read More
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26 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 12
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
06/12/2009
I searched books and the internet but could not find a custard that would meet my families dietary needs. (Sugar free low fat and low cholesterol). I decided to adjust this recipe and see what happened. I used Splenda 1% milk and Egg Creations liquid egg product and crossed my fingers. The result was AMAZING! It set wonderfully was creamy and tasted sweet and rich with vanilla. My suggestion is to never rush a custard and cover the cooling custard with a film of plastic wrap so that it lays directly on top of the custard. This prevents a 'crusty film' from forming. Thank you so much for your contribution! Read More
(10)
Rating: 2 stars
02/01/2003
Not a whole lot of flavor in this one. Would be better if served with a sauce. Kids don't really like it. Read More
(12)
Rating: 5 stars
06/12/2009
I searched books and the internet but could not find a custard that would meet my families dietary needs. (Sugar free low fat and low cholesterol). I decided to adjust this recipe and see what happened. I used Splenda 1% milk and Egg Creations liquid egg product and crossed my fingers. The result was AMAZING! It set wonderfully was creamy and tasted sweet and rich with vanilla. My suggestion is to never rush a custard and cover the cooling custard with a film of plastic wrap so that it lays directly on top of the custard. This prevents a 'crusty film' from forming. Thank you so much for your contribution! Read More
(10)
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Rating: 5 stars
04/13/2004
A perfect recipe. Quick simple and turns out exactly as a custard should -- subtle yet rich. By the way scrambled eggs as mentioned in another comment would be a result of not tempering the eggs. (combining them very slowly) Follow the directions and this one turns out great. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/09/2003
This was a great recipe! It took fifteen minutes to make and satisfied the whole families hunger for high quality! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
02/01/2003
I found this custard very bland; it tastes like cornstarch. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/20/2006
Absolutely Perfect! Came out perfectly first time. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
11/11/2003
I used this custard in a trifle dessert (layered cake dessert with cake custard and fresh fruit). I had to scoop out scrambled eggs from the custard mixture but after doing that and adding some more corn starch it turned out well. Maybe I did something wrong so I'll try it again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2011
I'm not a big fan of custard but this one is very nice. It has great flavour not too "eggy". Smooth texture. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/11/2010
If you know what you're doing you won't have any problem with the eggs. I have made this on several occasions with no problems. It's delicious! Read More
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