Amish Baked Custard

Amish Baked Custard is a classic dessert known for its creamy texture and rich flavor. Here’s a simple recipe to make this delightful treat:

Ingredients:

  • 4 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups whole milk
  • Ground nutmeg or cinnamon for garnish (optional)

Instructions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Prepare a baking dish or individual ramekins by greasing them lightly with butter or cooking spray.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, beat the eggs slightly with a whisk or fork.
  3. Add the sugar, salt, and vanilla extract to the beaten eggs. Mix well until the sugar is dissolved.
  4. Gradually pour in the whole milk while stirring continuously to combine all the ingredients thoroughly.
  5. Pour the custard mixture into the prepared baking dish or ramekins.
  6. Place the baking dish or ramekins in a larger baking pan. Fill the larger pan with hot water until it reaches about halfway up the sides of the baking dish or ramekins. This creates a water bath, which helps ensure gentle and even cooking of the custard.
  7. Sprinkle ground nutmeg or cinnamon on top of the custard for flavor, if desired.
  8. Carefully transfer the baking pan to the preheated oven.
  9. Bake for about 40-45 minutes for individual ramekins or 50-60 minutes for a larger baking dish, or until the custard is set around the edges but still slightly jiggly in the center.
  10. Remove the baked custard from the oven and let it cool slightly before serving.
  11. Serve warm or chilled, as desired. Optionally, garnish with additional ground nutmeg or cinnamon on top.
  12. Enjoy your homemade Amish Baked Custard!

This custard can be enjoyed on its own or with a dollop of whipped cream or a sprinkle of fresh berries for an extra touch of sweetness.

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