Baked egg custard

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Baked egg custard recipe
Baked egg custard recipe
  • Serves: 2

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  • Skill level: Easy peasy

This easy baked egg custard recipe is a classic dessert with a smooth texture. It's a delicious mood-booster and is low-fat too using alternatives like skimmed milk. It's really easy to make this baked egg custard recipe. Preparing this dish is so simple and then it's in the oven for 1hr to bake. It's a real family winner that you'll want to make time and time again. This recipe serves 2 people. We'd recommend doubling the ingredients if feeding more than 2 people - its better to have leftovers!


  • 450ml (3/4 pint) milk
  • Few drops vanilla essence
  • 40g (1 oz) caster sugar
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • A little grated nutmeg


  1. Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/gas mark 4.
  2. Heat the milk, vanilla essence and sugar in a small pan until nearly boiling, then pour the mixture over the beaten egg, stirring continuously.
  3. Strain the mixture through a sieve into a 600ml (1 pint) ovenproof dish.
  4. Sprinkle over a little nutmeg, then bake for 50-60 mins until set.
  5. Serve with stewed or tinned fruit.

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