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Grapenuts(TM) Custard Recipe
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Grapenuts™ Custard

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"My parents used to serve this recipe as a dessert at the restaurant they owned when I was a child."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    1 hr

    1 hr 15 mins


  1. Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Beat the milk, sugar, salt, eggs, and vanilla together in a bowl; pour into a baking dish. Sprinkle the cereal over the mixture and dot with the butter pieces. Gently set the baking dish into a larger baking dish. Pour enough hot water into the larger dish to reach at least 1 inch up the side of the dish with the custard.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 1 hour. Sprinkle the nutmeg over the dish to serve.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Aug 24, 2012

I used to have this for dessert at a restaurant in Glouscester, MA many years ago. It was great then and I love it now with this recipe. They always topped it with a dollop of whipped cream and I did too!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 28, 2010

wasn't thrilled with this one.


8 Ratings

Jan 14, 2011

I loved this recipe! My mom used to make it when I was little and she often would eat most of it herself. Now I remember why! the custard is very creamy and the grains add a nice distinguishing texture. I made it with raisins and also added cinnamon to the top instead of stirring it throughout. The custard was so fine it didn't need any embellishment.

Dec 20, 2010

1 hour is definately too long, when you bake custard that long it tightens all the protiens and comes out watery, next time i will start testing for doneness at about 35 to 40 minutes

Dec 05, 2014

Out of this world delicious!! Thank you for sharing! GrapeNuts no longer have the recipe on their boxes.

Dec 04, 2012

This recipe is amazing!! Other ones you have to cook it all on the stovetop before baking; this one you just combine the ingredients and bake. Mine didn't need the entire hour, it was ready in 45 minutes. Add plenty of nutmeg and enjoy this wonderful, old-fashioned treat.

Oct 03, 2012

This grapenut pudding as i call it, is deilcious. It's great for breakfast too. Very similar to the one my Nana made when i was little.


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  • Calories
  • 345 kcal
  • 17%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 48.9 g
  • 16%
  • Cholesterol
  • 165 mg
  • 55%
  • Fat
  • 12.4 g
  • 19%
  • Fiber
  • 2 g
  • 8%
  • Protein
  • 11.2 g
  • 22%
  • Sodium
  • 351 mg
  • 14%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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