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Baked Custard with Cinnamon

Mother used to make this comforting baked custard when I was growing up on the farm. It was wonderful after a chilly evening of doing chores. Now I fix it for my husband and four sons. —Mary Kay Morris, Cokato, MN
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Bake: 50 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Dash ground cinnamon
  • Dash ground nutmeg


  • In a small bowl, whisk the eggs, milk, sugar and salt. Pour into 4 ungreased 8-oz. custard cups; sprinkle with cinnamon and nutmeg.
  • Place in a 13x9-in. baking pan; pour hot water in pan to a depth of 3/4 in. Bake, uncovered, at 350° until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean, 50-55 minutes. Remove cups to a wire rack to cool. Serve warm or chilled. Store in the refrigerator.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 177 calories, 7g fat (3g saturated fat), 123mg cholesterol, 239mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (22g sugars, 0 fiber), 7g protein.
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  • Lady Fingers
    Nov 8, 2020

    A very easy recipe -- totally overcame my nervousness about making baked custard. If anything, we found it a bit mild, and ended up topping it with fruit syrup. Next time, I think I'll add a bit of lemon zest and a spoonful more sugar to the custard.

  • Naomie
    Nov 25, 2017

    One of my all time favorites!

  • JanSharp
    Jan 20, 2015

    This is wonderful. I saw the other comment about adding another egg. I tried this and it made it much creamier. Loved it!!!

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    Apr 25, 2013

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    Mar 24, 2013

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    Mar 23, 2013

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  • xprincess
    Apr 13, 2011

    I've made this many times, so easy and a wonderful comfort food. To make it a bit richer I add an extra egg and a tsp of vanilla.....delicious!!

  • Scottsbluff
    Mar 15, 2010

    This is the same recipe found in my 4-H cookbood 60 years ago. Good basic cooking.

  • scorpioqueen56
    Aug 1, 2009

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