Easy Caramel Custard

Easy Caramel Custard

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"A yummy, caramel-covered custard that's super-easy to make and fun for the whole family to eat! Special thanks to 'Cooking with dog!'"
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2 h 5 m servings 175 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 175 kcal
  • 9%
  • Fat:
  • 3.7 g
  • 6%
  • Carbs:
  • 31.2g
  • 10%
  • Protein:
  • 5.2 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 98 mg
  • 33%
  • Sodium:
  • 60 mg
  • 2%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Nutritional Information

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Amount Per Serving
  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.


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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Mix 1 tablespoon water into 1/4 cup sugar in a heavy saucepan over medium heat until sugar is completely moistened. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium-low, and cook until the sugar and water form a golden brown syrup, about 5 minutes. Do not stir. Remove from heat and let boiling subside. Carefully stir 1 tablespoon hot water into caramel syrup.
  3. Whisk milk and 5 tablespoons sugar together in a saucepan over low heat; heat just until warmed and sugar has dissolved. Remove from heat and whisk eggs into milk mixture. Pour caramel syrup into an 8x8-inch baking dish. Pour egg-milk mixture over syrup. Place pan into a larger baking dish and pour enough water into outer pan to reach about 1/2 inch up the sides of the inner pan.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven until custard has set, about 45 minutes. Let cool for about 10 minutes; chill in refrigerator before serving.


  • Cook's Note:
  • Remember, when cooking the caramel sauce, watch it carefully. It will cook very fast, and if you overcook it, you could make it stick to pan.


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Taste was great. I did not like how thin it came out as I wouldn't serve it like that. So double the recipe for that size pan perhaps. I will try doing this again that way. Not sure how I was su...

The taste of this was okay, but having followed the instructions to the t, the caramel didn't turn out (it basically just turned into a brick of white sugar). So I started it over and used 3 TB...

The caramel syrup never turned golden brown...just a white brick of sugar. And I guess I didn't let it cook long enough (I did the recommended 45 minutes @ 350 degrees Fahrenheit) because it tas...

One of the easiest and yummiest dessert to prepare. Its my husband's favorite. Few tips: For the caramel, heat the sugar with 5-6 tbsp water (for a flowing consistency ) over a high to medium f...

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