This Baked Custard recipe is quick to prepare and super simple, you simply get it into the oven for a nice, creamy dessert. I really enjoy eating custard slightly warm and served with fresh berries. To me it is a nice little dessert treat. I personally prefer creme brulee but since I don’t have a torch I like this baked custard as a wonderfully delicious alternative.
1 1/2 cups milk
1/2 cup heavy cream
2 large eggs
1/3 cup sugar
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp almond extract
- Preheat oven to 350F. Lightly grease a glass 1 1/2 quart baking dish.
- Place milk, cream, eggs, sugar, salt, vanilla and almond extract in a medium bowl and whisk until frothy; about one minute. Pour into the baking dish; sprinkle with cinnamon and nutmeg.
- Place the baking dish in a baking pan (like a 9 x 13 inch pan) that will accommodate the baking dish easily and pour hot water into the pan so that it covers about an inch up the sides of the baking dish.
- Place on middle rack and bake in the preheated 350F oven for about 40 – 45 minutes. A toothpick inserted in the center should come out clean. Allow to cool in water bath for 30 minutes. Remove from pan and chill in the refrigerator. Can be served warm or chilled.