Old-fashioned Baked Honey Custard

Individual Serving of Baked Honey CustardFall 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:

Recipe for Baked Honey Custard
Source: American Cookery (January, 1920)

Here’s the recipe updated for modern cooks:

Baked Honey Custard

  • Servings: 7 - 9
  • Difficulty: moderate
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4 cups milk

5 eggs

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.

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26 thoughts on “Old-fashioned Baked Honey Custard

    1. 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.

    1. 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.

    1. 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.

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