Mama Esther's Baked Custard

  • Yield: 6 servings

"This recipe is from my Swedish Grandmother. We called her Mama Esther. She would be so proud to know that after her death, this delicious custard is still a huge hit."


3 eggs, beaten
1/2cup sugar
3cups milk
1/2teaspoon ground nutmeg


  1. Preheat oven to 300F.
  2. Mix eggs, milk and sugar in a medium-size bowl until smooth.
  3. Pour into 6 (3-inch) ramekin dishes or custard cups. Dust with a pinch of nutmeg.
  4. Place the cups in an 8-by-11-inch glass baking dish filled halfway with water.
  5. Bake 1 hour and 15 minutes, or until knife comes out clean when inserted in center.

Tips From Our Test Kitchen: If you like vanilla, add a teaspoon of vanilla extract to the uncooked egg mixture. This custard is good served cold as a light dessert.

Nutritional Info *per serving

  • Glycemic Load 13
  • Calories 180
  • Fat 6g
  • Saturated Fat 3g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat 0.5g
  • Monounsaturated Fat 2g
  • Cholesterol 105mg
  • Sodium 90mg
  • Potassium 200mg
  • Carbohydrate 23g
  • Fiber 0g
  • Sugars 23g
  • Protein 7g
  • Trans Fat 0g
  • Vitamin A 6%
  • Vitamin C 0%
  • Calcium 15%
  • Iron 2%