Baked Egg Custard

Baked Egg Custard

Preparation Time: 5mins

Cooking Time: 10mins


  • 3 eggs, plus 1 egg yolk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 450ml cream or half milk, half cream
  • 60g caster sugar
  • Freshly grated nutmeg, to dust


Step 1

Preheat the oven to 170°C.

Step 2

Beat the whole eggs, egg yolk and vanilla extract together lightly (you don’t want them to become too frothy).

Step 3

Place the cream in a pan with the sugar, stirring to dissolve. Heat to just below boiling point then pour onto the eggs and stir to combine. Strain through a sieve into a 1-litre (4-cup) capacity baking dish.

Step 4

Stand in a roasting pan half-filled with hot water. Sprinkle the top with nutmeg. Bake for about 30-35 minutes: it should still wobble slightly.

Step 5

Serve hot, warm or chilled with poached fruits, a dollop of jam or just on its own.