Creamy Amish Baked Vanilla Custard Recipe Has Just 4 Ingredients by Donna John

Creamy Amish Baked Vanilla Custard Recipe Has Just 4 Ingredients

Vanilla is one of my favorite flavors. Honestly, I would pick vanilla over chocolate if that decision had to be made (I hope it never does). Another thing I love is Amish recipes, custards and recipes with minimal ingredients and prep. This creamy Amish baked vanilla custard recipe is all of the above! This Amish baked vanilla custard is from an old Amish cookbook I bought at a yard sale years and years ago. 

The easy four-ingredient low-sodium custard is made with a can of sweetened condensed milk, water, eggs, vanilla and a pinch of salt. That's it. After it bakes for about 1 hour and 40 minutes (ovens vary, so start checking it after 1 1/2 hours), it's sprinkled with ground nutmeg or ground cinnamon (or a combination of both). You can serve this creamy gluten-free Amish custard at room temperature or chilled. For me, custard needs to be cold, so I prefer mine chilled.

This old-fashioned custard recipe is one that has stood the test of time. Serve it for dessert and watch everyone's eyes light up – and ask for more!

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Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes plus time to chill 
Cook Time: 1 hour and 40 minutes (ovens vary)

Total Time: 1 hour and 50 minutes plus time to chill 
Servings: 8


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Recipe Notes

  • Make sure your water is hot before adding it.
  • You could use lemon extract instead of vanilla for a lemon custard.

Here's how to make it: 

  1. Stir together the sweetened condensed milk and hot water in a bowl. 
  2. In another bowl, beat the eggs until light and fluffy. Add a little of the hot milk-water mixture to the eggs to temper them, then stir both mixtures together. Add the vanilla and salt. 
  3. Pour the custard into a 2-quart baking dish or individual ramekins and place in a roasting pan. Pour about 1 inch of hot water into the roasting pan to create a water bath.
  4. Bake in a preheated 325-degree F oven for about 1 hour and 40 minutes. Remove from the oven and sprinkle with ground nutmeg and/or ground cinnamon. Cool on the counter for about 1 hour before covering and refrigerating until completely chilled. 

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories: 219

Total Fat: 8.6g

Saturated Fat: 3g

Cholesterol: 283mg

Sodium: 125mg

Total Carbohydrate: 10.5g

Dietary Fiber: 0g

Total Sugars: 10.5g

Protein: 10.5g

Vitamin D: 26mcg1

Calcium: 80mg

Iron: 1mg

Potassium: 184mg

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Donna John
Love this recipe!
Elisa Schmitz
This sounds absolutely delicious, Donna John . Sometimes you just need simple. And vanilla. I agree, I'm torn between chocolate and vanilla. There's just something soothing about vanilla (though I am definitely also a chocoholic)!

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