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Springtime Baked Lemon Custard

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Quick Facts

Servings: 4
Prep Time: 30 min.
Cook Time: 35 min.
Total: 1 hr. 5 min.
Served warm or chilled, lemon custard is as delicate as the new buds of spring.


  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 cups hot whole milk (about 3 minutes on high in microwave)
  • 1 tsp lemon peel, grated
  • 2 Tbs lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla


  • In a medium bowl, beat together eggs, sugar, and salt until well blended. Stir in milk, lemon peel, lemon juice, and vanilla. Blend well.
  • Place four (6-oz) custard cups or ramekins in an 8 x 8-inch baking pan. Pour about ¼ egg mixture into each custard cup. Place pan on center rack in preheated 350°F oven. Pour very hot water into pan so it comes within ½ inch of the top of the custard cups.
  • Bake until knife inserted in center comes out clean, or about 30–35 minutes. Remove custard cups from hot water. Cool on wire rack about 5–10 minutes. Serve warm or cold. Refrigerate leftovers.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 205
  Calories from Fat 56 (27%)
(10%)Total Fat 6g
(15%)Saturated Fat 3g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
(51%)Cholesterol 153mg
(7%)Sodium 166mg
(2%)Potassium 56mg
Total Carbohydrate 31g
(0%)Dietary Fiber 0g
Sugars 30g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(14%)Protein 7g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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