Vanilla Custard

Vanilla Custard

A rich, full-bodied custard, served warm as a sauce, as a pie filling, or eaten alone.


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Serves: 12 person(s) Change

Preparation Time: 10 mins
Cooking Time: 5 mins

Yield: 12 x level tablespoons (for sauce)

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Ingredients Convert to Metric

  • 3 egg yolks
  • 2 Tbsp sugar
  • 1 cup skim milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


Scald milk in a small saucepan.

In a bowl whisk together eggs and sugar: gradually adding hot milk.

Return mixture to pan and cook on medium heat, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon for 3 to 5 minutes or until slightly thickened.

Remove from heat and strain through a fine sieve into a clean bowl. Stir in vanilla.

Cool and refrigerate until chilled; or, serve warm if serving as a sauce.


To serve as a dessert, spoon into four dessert dishes and sprinkle with nutmeg or cinnamon, or can top with a little caramel.

Serving suggestions are not included in the nutritional analysis.


Make sure you do not over-cook or boil custard, as it will curdle.

For a 9-inch pie filling, double the recipe.

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