Baked egg custard recipe

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serves: 2
Skill: easy
Cost: cheap
Prep: 10 min
Cooking: 1 hr

Nutrition per portion

Calories 256 kCal 13%
Fat 8g 11%
Carbohydrates 32g 13%
  -  of which Sugars 31g 34%
Protein 14g 28%
Salt 0.6g 10%
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  • This easy baked egg custard recipe is a classic dessert that everyone will love.

    With a smooth texture, this egg custard recipe is a delicious mood-booster. It’s really easy to make this baked egg custard recipe and you only need five ingredients, so it turns out to be a cheap recipe to make too.

    Preparing this baked egg custard recipe is so simple and it only takes 10 minutes to prep – so you won’t have to spend that long in the kitchen. Then, all you have to do is pop the baked egg custard in the oven for 1hr to bake. So you can go off and finish your main course if you’re preparing a big dinner for family or friends, or simply carry on with your day.

    This dessert is a simple treat and you can make it low fat too if you’re watching your diet – all you have to do is use alternatives like skimmed milk, which will also save you some calories.

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    • 450ml (3/4 pint) milk
    • Few drops vanilla essence
    • 40g (1 ½ oz) caster sugar
    • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
    • A little grated nutmeg


    • Preheat the oven to 180ºC/350ºF/gas mark 4.

    • Heat the milk, vanilla essence and sugar in a small pan until nearly boiling, then pour the mixture over the beaten egg, stirring continuously.

    • Strain the mixture through a sieve into a 600ml (1 pint) ovenproof dish.

    • Sprinkle over a little nutmeg, then bake for 50-60 mins until set.

    • Serve with stewed or tinned fruit.

    Top tip for making Baked egg custard

    This baked egg custard recipe is best made and eaten on the same day for the best flavour and texture. You could leave any leftovers in the fridge overnight if you really don't want it to go to waste, but we wouldn't recommend any longer.

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