Fall is in the air, the days are getting shorter, and I’ve been craving comfort food. So I was thrilled to find a hundred-year-old recipe for Baked Honey Custard. The recipe is a winner. Baked Honey Custard was easy to make, and had a delicate, silky texture. The honey and cinnamon flavors merged beautifully to create a delightfully flavored custard.
Here’s the original recipe:
Here’s the recipe updated for modern cooks:
Baked Honey Custard
4 cups milk
1/2 cup honey
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon milk
Scald the milk by putting in a saucepan, then heat using medium heat until the milk steams and is almost ready to begin boiling; stir constantly while heating the milk. (Another option is to scald the milk using a microwave. Set aside.)
In the meantime, put the eggs into a mixing bowl, and beat just until smooth. Add the honey, cinnamon, and salt; beat until the ingredients are combined. Add a small amount (approximately 1 – 2 tablespoons) of the hot scalded milk, while stirring. Continue to very slowly add the hot milk while stirring constantly. [The egg is first combined with a little of the hot mixture to prevent it from turning into scrambled eggs when introduced into the hot combination.]
Pour into custard cups. Place cups 13 X 9 X 2 inch baking pan. Pour very hot water into pan around cups to within 1/2 inch of top of cups.
Bake about 45 minutes or until knife inserted halfway between center and edge comes out clean. Remove cups from water. Serve custard warm or chilled.
28 thoughts on “Old-fashioned Baked Honey Custard”
One of my daughters would love this custard. She’s coming for Thanksgiving, so I’ll have to find a time to make it for her.
I think that you’ll be pleased with this recipe. It was easy to make and tasty.
I love custard and will definitely try this.
This reminds me of my grandmother whose custard I loved as a child.
Similarly to you, for me, this recipe brings back long forgotten memories of custard I ate decades ago.
Must try this, by the way I cannot “Like” your posts via my email but only via Reader!
hmm. . . I’m not sure why you can’t like posts via email. Sometimes the WordPress platform befuddles me. Thanks for taking a moment to write me this note to alert me to the issue. I think that you’ll like the recipe.
This baked custard looks so delicious!!
This look really delicious! When I was a kid, we had custard often, probably because the basic ingredients were always in the house and probably because my mom loved custards!
Both good reasons for why your family often had custard.
Beautiful picture of the finished product, Sheryl! I love custard–perhaps I will some day want to cook again. 🙂
Thanks for the kind words about the photo. I was pleased with how it turned out. I hope that you feel like cooking again sometime soon.
This custard looks awesome, Sheryl! I don’t hear much about it these days. Like you say, comfort food. And, I am a fan of cinnamon. The recipe looks doable.
It’s yummy. The recipe was easy to make. It only took a few minutes to mix the ingredients and put in the custard cups – and it didn’t require much attention on my part while it baked.
I had never thought of using honey. I buy it by the quart from a local apiary and must try this one out.
I think that you’ll be pleased with this recipe. Honey worked extremely well in this recipe. I really liked the taste and texture of the baked custard.
And the weather has just turned cool enough that custard sounds wonderful.
It’s turned cool here, too.
This looks delicious. Perfect for when the weather gets too chilly for ice cream.
This would make a nice dessert during the chillier months of the year.
That’s a new one on me. It looks delicious.xxx
I make baked custard but have never seen a recipe for one using honey. That can only be good. Great idea
Honey worked really well in this recipe.
Putting a layer of fruit cake at the bottom of the bowl of custard makes it too good!
Is it possible to make a food too good? Fruit cake at the bottome of a bowl of custard sounds lovely.