Simple Caramel Custard

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Feb. 16, 2011

An indulgent treat like caramel custard can sweeten up your special moments like nothing else. Rich, creamy and extremely sumptuous, caramel custard is quite a cinch to make, as Betty shows you in the recipe video. You can master this easy-to-make-pudding is easy to master and can be replicated in your kitchen with this simple steps.


Sugar 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Water 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Whole eggs 3
Egg yolks 2
Sugar 1/2 Cup (8 tbs) ((Additional))
Lukewarm milk 2 Cup (32 tbs)
Vanilla extract 1 Tablespoon


In a medium-sized pot, combine 1 cup sugar and ½ cup water. Cook, stirring constantly, over medium heat, until mixture comes to a boil. Reduce heat to low and cook, stirring constantly, 10 minutes, or until sugar caramelizes (turns an amber color). Pour equal amounts of the syrup into 8 custard cups. In a large mixing bowl, use an electric mixer to beat 3 eggs, 2 egg yolks, and ½ cup sugar until blended. Gradually add 2 ½ cups lukewarm milk, continuing to blend with an electric mixer or whisk. Blend in 1 tablespoon vanilla, until completely blended. Spoon custard mixture equally into the 8 custard cups on top of the caramelized sugar. Place custard cups in a roasting pan, and add hot tap water to a depth of ¼ -inch to ½-inch. Cover roasting pan with aluminum foil. Bake at 325 (F) for about 45 minutes, or until a knife inserted into the thickest part comes out clean. Remove custard cups to a wire rack, and let stand at room temperature for 1 hour. Place the custard cups back in the roasting pan (which has been emptied of water) and re-cover with the aluminum foil. Chill 3 hours. To serve, run a knife around the sides of the custards to loosen them completely and neatly from their cups. Invert each onto a serving plate, allowing all of the watery syrup from the bottom of the cup drizzle over the top. These Elegant Caramel Custards are beautiful, and they are very simple to make. I hope you enjoy the recipe! --Betty

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 45 Minutes
Ready In: 45 Minutes
Servings: 4

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 446Calories from Fat 85

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 9 g13.8%

Saturated Fat 4 g20%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 101 mg4.21%

Total Carbohydrates 82 g27.3%

Dietary Fiber %

Sugars 81 g

Protein 10 g20%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet