This recipe for easy microwave baked custard is a sweet creamy dessert using pantry ingredients. The custard is baked in individual ramekins making serving easy.
Top with your favorite fruit then serve either warm or cold.
This recipe uses 4 x 1 cup capacity ramekins.
Continue reading for money saving tips and gluten and dairy free options. There is also a PDF version of this recipe at the end of the post which can be printed or saved to your device to save on paper.
*The Nutrition Facts label above should be used as a guide only. The amounts can change depending on the brands you use. To reduce the fat content always try to buy reduced fat products and lean meat when you can afford it. Look for reduced salt products and low sugar without artificial sugar replacements.
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Easy Microwave Baked Custard Q & A
The centre will still wiggle and will be soft to the touch. If it is still liquid then it needs a little more time. Remember to rest the baked custard after cooking.
I wouldn’t recommend cooking baked custard in the microwave in one large dish as it will take much longer for the middle to cook and the sides may overcook. If you don’t have ramekins then use microwave safe dessert or cereal bowls.
Milk is scalded when it steams and forms small bubbles.
It is important to add the hot milk slowly to the eggs and whisk constantly especially at the start of combining them.
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Gluten and Dairy Free Options
This recipe is gluten free. To make it dairy free; replace the milk with lactose free milk. This recipe won’t work as well with other milk alternatives.
This recipe doesn’t need any special ingredients making it a good last minute recipe for when you have run out of other ingredients. The most expensive ingredient are the eggs however money can be saved by purchasing eggs at farmers markets or at the farm gate.
Consider buying pantry basics such as sugar, salt and vanilla in large packs. They have a long shelf life and are used in most dessert recipes. Always have a long life milk in the cupboard for emergencies.
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