Custard

Custard has been a popular dessert for centuries and its recipes have evolved over time. The earliest custards were made with milk, eggs and sweeteners such as honey or sugar. They were often flavoured with spices such as cinnamon or nutmeg.

Custard recipes began to appear in cookbooks in the 16th century. The first known recipe was published in England in 1558. It was made with milk, eggs, cream, sugar and spices.

In the 18th century, custard recipes became more elaborate. They often included cream, fruit and nuts. Custard pies were also popular at this time.

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Recipes

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Rhubarb Custard Cake

  • SPECIAL EQUIPMENT
  • springform
  • all purpose flour
  • egg yolk
  • sugar
  • salt
  • rhubarb
  • sour cream
  • dark rum
  • lemon zest
  • egg
  • baking powder
  • butter
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Easy No-Crust Custard Pie

  • evaporated milk
  • whipping cream
  • vanilla extract
  • butter
  • egg
  • all purpose flour
  • sugar
  • confectioners sugar
  • nutmeg
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Yellow Summer Squash Custard Pie

  • egg yolk
  • nutmeg
  • salt
  • butter
  • heavy cream
  • shortening
  • salt
  • egg
  • all purpose flour
  • vanilla extract
  • sugar
  • ice water
  • butter
  • summer squash
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Berry Custard Pie

  • milk
  • blueberry
  • raspberry
  • sugar
  • salt
  • graham cracker crust
  • vanilla extract
  • egg
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Choc-Nanner-Nut Custards

  • lemon zest
  • banana
  • heavy cream
  • vanilla extract
  • salt
  • brown sugar
  • chocolate chip
  • peanut
  • sugar
  • egg yolk
  • vanilla wafer
  • butter
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Easy Coconut Custard Pie

  • sweetened coconut flake
  • salt
  • vanilla extract
  • all purpose flour
  • coconut flake
  • milk
  • whipped cream
  • sugar
  • egg
  • butter
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Egg Custard Pie

  • egg white
  • vanilla extract
  • pie crust
  • salt
  • almond milk
  • egg
  • sugar
  • nutmeg
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Vanilla Custard

  • vanilla extract
  • sugar
  • cornstarch
  • butter
  • milk
  • light cream
  • egg yolk
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Parisian Custard Tart

  • All-Purpose Tart Dough
  • egg
  • sugar
  • ice water
  • all purpose flour
  • salt
  • butter
  • Custard Tart
  • puff pastry
  • vanilla extract
  • sugar
  • water
  • cornstarch
  • brown sugar
  • dark rum
  • milk
  • egg
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Lemon Custard

  • vanilla extract
  • butter
  • milk
  • lemon
  • sugar
  • cornstarch
  • light cream
  • egg yolk
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Portuguese Egg Custard Tarts

  • candy thermometer
  • all purpose flour
  • vanilla extract
  • cinnamon
  • lemon
  • milk
  • butter
  • all purpose flour
  • salt
  • sugar
  • egg yolk
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Apple and Fig Custard

  • salt
  • vanilla bean
  • all purpose flour
  • sugar
  • apple
  • apple brandy
  • demerara sugar
  • lemon zest
  • milk
  • egg
  • crème fraîche
  • butter
  • mission fig
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Cranberry Custard Pie

  • sugar
  • all purpose flour
  • shortening
  • salt
  • egg
  • cornstarch
  • water
  • all purpose flour
  • sugar
  • butter
  • cranberry
  • egg
  • butter
  • sugar
  • sugared cranberry
  • water
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Frozen Custard

  • sparkling sugar
  • heavy cream
  • vanilla extract
  • salt
  • milk
  • sugar
  • light corn syrup
  • egg yolk
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Apple Cranberry Streusel Custard Pie

  • cinnamon
  • cranberry
  • eagle brand® sweetened condensed milk
  • nut
  • brown sugar
  • water
  • pillsbury ® all purpose flour
  • butter
  • unbaked pie crust
  • egg
  • all purpose apple
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Toasted-Coconut Custard Tart

  • Filling
  • white pepper
  • kiwi
  • vanilla bean
  • light brown sugar
  • milk
  • egg yolk
  • coconut
  • all purpose flour
  • Tart Shell
  • salt
  • butter
  • ice water
  • all purpose flour
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Raspberry-Brown Butter Custard Pie

  • Custard
  • whipped cream
  • sugar
  • vanilla bean
  • nutmeg
  • lemon zest
  • all purpose flour
  • salt
  • raspberry
  • butter
  • egg yolk
  • egg
  • Piecrust
  • all purpose flour
  • salt
  • sugar
  • ice water
  • butter
  • cornmeal
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Peach Custard Pie

  • vanilla
  • all purpose flour
  • sugar
  • pie crust
  • egg yolk
  • butter
  • peach
  • sour cream
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Rhubarb Custard Pie

  • sugar
  • sugar
  • egg
  • all purpose flour
  • salt
  • water
  • all purpose flour
  • butter
  • tapioca
  • egg
  • butter shortening
  • rhubarb
  • nutmeg
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Almond Custard

  • isabella grape
  • heavy cream
  • amaretto liqueur
  • sugar
  • almond milk
  • cornstarch
  • almond
  • gelatin sheet
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Cardamom-Coffee Custard

  • butter
  • vanilla bean
  • cornstarch
  • salt
  • milk
  • dark roast coffee bean
  • sugar
  • cardamom
  • coffee bean
  • egg yolk
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Raspberry Custard Tart

  • SAUCE
  • sugar
  • butter
  • raspberry
  • water
  • salt
  • PASTRY
  • lemon zest
  • egg yolk
  • butter
  • lemon juice
  • all purpose flour
  • sugar
  • salt
  • heavy cream
  • FILLING
  • raspberry
  • vanilla bean
  • heavy cream
  • sugar
  • egg yolk
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Brandied Peach Custard Pie

  • mint
  • whipped cream pastry
  • pie crust
  • shaker
  • solid vegetable shortening
  • unbaked pie crust
  • sugar
  • brown sugar
  • ice water
  • cinnamon
  • brandy
  • nutmeg
  • salt
  • all purpose flour
  • heavy cream
  • butter
  • egg
  • peach
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Blue Potato Custard with White Cake

  • strawberry sauce
  • evaporated milk
  • strawberry
  • salt
  • vanilla
  • lime
  • ricotta cheese
  • blue potato
  • cocoa powder
  • condensed milk
  • confectioners sugar
  • coconut
  • sugar
  • water
  • butter
  • heavy cream
  • by white cake
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Raspberry Baked Custard

  • vanilla extract
  • heavy cream
  • lemon zest
  • sugar
  • raspberry
  • sugar
  • egg white
  • all purpose flour
  • egg
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Prune Custard Tart

  • heavy cream
  • tap water
  • prune
  • cinnamon
  • confectioners sugar
  • butter
  • all purpose flour
  • salt
  • milk
  • sugar
  • egg
  • ice water

Ingredient Breakdown

 
sugar
salt
egg
butter
milk
egg yolk
all purpose flour
heavy cream
vanilla extract
water
cinnamon
vanilla bean
nutmeg
cornstarch
lemon zest
whipped cream
ice water
lemon juice
raspberry
lemon
ginger
honey
brown sugar
clove
strawberry
dark brown sugar
sour cream
peach
coconut
vanilla
pie crust
almond
crème fraîche
mint
rhubarb
light cream
evaporated milk
confectioners sugar
cocoa powder
banana
gelatin
light brown sugar
cranberry
light corn syrup
black pepper
ground
dark rum
condensed milk
semolina
shortening
coconut flake
thyme
blueberry
baking soda
nut
coconut milk
pecan
powdered sugar
egg white
almond milk
apple
lime
unbaked pie crust
rum
orange zest
gelatin sheet
onion
green onion
garlic
darjeeling tea
chicken stock
light
all butter puff pastry
springform
baking powder
lemon rind
orange rind
phyllo pastry
whipping cream
summer squash
walnut
tofu
date
coconut cream
maple syrup
half
berry
ritz cracker
sweet
black coffee
graham cracker crust
panela
basil
mango
rice
toasted white sesame seed
chocolate chip
peanut
vanilla wafer
sweetened coconut flake
molasses
bourbon
semi sweet chocolate
cake flour
dark cherry
puff pastry
gluten
light coconut milk
sweetened coconut
tapioca starch
sweet rice flour
pumpkin pie spice
lychee
lime juice
candy thermometer
coconut flavoring
oil
cayenne pepper
corn
star anise pod
sweet potato chip
apple brandy
demerara sugar
mission fig
sugared cranberry
sparkling sugar
eagle brand® sweetened condensed milk
pillsbury ® all purpose flour
all purpose apple
white pepper
kiwi
cornmeal
almond flour
red grape
italian flour
puff pastry dough
qt milk
dark chocolate
stone fruit
tapioca
butter shortening
blackberry
marsala wine
vanilla pod
pine nut
candied citron
kumquat
citron
raisin
rice milk
dairyfree whipping cream
rice flour
isabella grape
amaretto liqueur
nori sheet
4x4 kombu
shiitake mushroom
corn syrup
dark roast coffee bean
cardamom
coffee bean
soba cha
dutch cocoa powder
white wine vinegar
sheep milk ricotta
bosc pear
cream cheese
cream
icing sugar
green cardamon
chocolate
whipped cream pastry
shaker
solid vegetable shortening
brandy
sauteed shiitake mushroom
edamame
spinach
canola oil
white truffle oil
chicken liver
chive
black peppercorn
green cardamom
semisweet chocolate
strawberry sauce
ricotta cheese
blue potato
by white cake
olive oil
tart green apple