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Chef John's Creamy Corn Custard  Recipe
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Chef John’s Creamy Corn Custard
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Chef John's Creamy Corn Custard

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"Corn custard is a wonderful side dish for all kinds of meats. Since it is so soft and light, texturally, it makes a great foil for things like barbecue pork, grilled steaks, and fried fish."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    35 mins

    1 hr


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Butter six 6-ounce glass or ceramic ramekins. Set ramekins into a 2-inch deep baking dish.
  2. Place corn into a large saucepan and stir in cream, salt, and cayenne pepper. Bring to a simmer and remove from heat; stir in milk.
  3. Transfer corn mixture to a blender and pulse several times to get the mixture moving. Blend on high speed until smooth and creamy.
  4. Whisk egg yolks with eggs until smooth in a mixing bowl. Slowly whisk about 1/4 cup hot corn mixture into eggs until the corn mixture is incorporated. Repeat several times more until all the corn mixture is combined with eggs.
  5. Divide corn mixture equally into the 6 ramekins. Pour hot tap water into the baking dish to come about halfway up the sides of the ramekins.
  6. Bake in the preheated oven until custards are just set, 30 to 35 minutes. Let custards cool for about 10 minutes before serving in ramekins or unmolding onto serving plates. To unmold, insert a knife between the custard and the ramekin, go around the edge with knife to loosen, and turn over onto a plate to unmold.
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Jun 23, 2014

tried this for dinner today well made it much easier by not tempering the milk and eggs by not heating them just whipped them together cold and baked it an extra 15 min. Turned out perfect rich and creamy.

Feb 23, 2014

Smelled and tasted like corn bread with texture like a souffle. Some of my family members are "foodies" & even they loved it. I will definitely make this again! PS: liked the commentary on your videos - quite humorous at times.


8 Ratings

Mar 01, 2015


Dec 23, 2014

Chef John, excellent! These were (as usual) fantastic. I wanted to double, or triple the recipe for Christmas dinner, can this be made in a casserole dish with the same outcome? Thanks!

Dec 19, 2014

This is amazing! And so easy to make. I let my blender mixture cool before blending. Turned out great!


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  • Calories
  • 331 kcal
  • 17%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 14.4 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol
  • 253 mg
  • 84%
  • Fat
  • 28.6 g
  • 44%
  • Fiber
  • 1.3 g
  • 5%
  • Protein
  • 7 g
  • 14%
  • Sodium
  • 558 mg
  • 22%

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

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