Food – Old Fashioned Custard

Food - Old Fashioned Custard

Old Fashioned Custard
recipe from the Woman’s Home Companion Cookbook

• 4 large eggs
• 1/3 cup sugar
• 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
• 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
• 3 cups of whole milk, scalded
• Freshly grated nutmeg

1. Preheat the oven to 375˚F.
2. Beat the eggs slightly. Add the sugar, salt and vanilla; whisking constantly, slowly add the scalded milk.
3. Strain the mixture into the custard cups (I needed 7 cups); grate nutmeg over each custard, and place in a pan containing hot water. The water should cover the cups up to the level of the custard.
4. Bake for about 30 to 35 minutes, or until a knife inserted into the center of the custard comes out clean.


8 thoughts on “Food – Old Fashioned Custard

  1. Janice Watkins says:

    Love this recipe. Scalding only the milk means Less chance of over scalding the whole batch and ending up with a burnt taste.

  2. Barbara Marrin says:

    My grandmother used to make custard pie, but I’m not fond of pie crust. This is a classic recipe,cool and refreshing while being a ‘comfort food’. Love it.

    • I leave in the cups to chill, but not in the oven. Depending how chilled I want them, I refrigerate sometimes. I like my custard a little warm so I usually let it cool off enough to eat.

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