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Egg custard

Egg Custard (Amish Custard Recipe)

Smooth and creamy custard made with milk and whole eggs is great for breakfast, dessert, or snack.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 3 mins
resting time 3 hrs
Total Time 3 hrs 18 mins
Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American, Amish
Servings 20 servings
Calories 177 kcal


  • 8 c. whole milk
  • 12 large eggs
  • 1 c. white sugar
  • 3/4 c. brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • cinnamon and nutmeg, to taste


  • Preheat the oven to 475°.
  • Pour the milk into a saucepan over medium heat. Bring to almost boiling. (Unless you stir constantly, a skin will form on the top, but it can easily be removed.)
    8 c. whole milk
  • In a separate bowl, beat the eggs until light. Add the sugars, flour, and salt. Beat well.
    12 large eggs, 1 c. white sugar, 3/4 c. brown sugar, 1 Tbsp. all-purpose flour, 1/4 tsp. salt
  • Add about a cup of the hot milk to the egg mixture to temper it. Slowly add the egg mixture to the milk, whisking as you are pouring it in. Remove from the heat and add the vanilla.
    1 tsp. vanilla
  • Immediately pour the custard mixture into a 9 x 13" metal pan. Do not use a glass pan!
  • Sprinkle the top of the custard with cinnamon and nutmeg, as desired.
    cinnamon and nutmeg, to taste
  • Bake the custard for 3 minutes at 475°. Turn off the heat and let the custard sit in the oven until the oven is cool. (At least 2 hours.)
  • Remove the custard from the oven and refrigerate for up to a week.


The whole milk can be replaced with 2% milk. And I have even used 7 cups of 1% milk with 1 cup of heavy cream. Although, it seems whole milk still works the best.
*Nutrition facts are an estimate.


Serving: 1servingCalories: 177kcalCarbohydrates: 26gProtein: 7gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 110mgSodium: 100mgPotassium: 192mgFiber: 1gSugar: 25gVitamin A: 296IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 139mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Amish Egg Custard Recipe, Egg Custard, Whole Egg Custard
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