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Maple Custard

??Ring in the holidays with this rich, velvety custard. It has a light maple flavor that’s a nice change from traditional chocolate and vanilla flavors. —Sharlene Heatwole, McDowell, VA
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Cook: 15 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    12 servings


  • 1/3 cup cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3-3/4 cups 2% milk
  • 1 cup maple syrup
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream, whipped
  • Sugar for rims of dishes, optional
  • Additional maple syrup, optional


  • In a large saucepan, combine cornstarch, flour and salt. Gradually stir in milk and syrup until smooth. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened.
  • Remove from the heat. Stir a small amount of hot milk mixture into eggs; return all to the pan, stirring constantly. Bring to a gentle boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes. Remove from the heat; stir in vanilla.
  • Transfer to a large bowl; cover and refrigerate until chilled. Just before serving, fold in whipped cream. If desired, serve in sugar-rimmed dishes and drizzle with additional syrup.
Nutrition Facts
1/2 cup: 212 calories, 10g fat (6g saturated fat), 68mg cholesterol, 158mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (20g sugars, 0 fiber), 4g protein.

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