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Caramel Custard Recipe


This delicious custard is baked with a layer of caramelized sugar.

Cook Time: 45 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes


  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 cups milk, scalded
  • 4 beaten eggs
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla


Butter 6 custard cups.

Melt 1/4 cup of sugar in a small heavy skillet, stirring constantly, until a caramel syrup forms; pour immediately into prepared custard cups. Add a small amount of the hot milk to beaten eggs, stirring briskly. Add remaining milk; add 1/4 cup sugar and the vanilla; blend well. Pour mixture into custard cups. Set cups in a large, shallow baking pan in a 325° oven. Pour hot water into the large baking pan to a depth of about 1 inch. Bake for about 45 minutes, or until a knife inserted in center comes out clean. Unmold into shallow dessert dishes to serve.
Caramel custard recipe serves 6.

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