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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. The fresh lemon flavor and light, airy texture make the perfect ending to a spring day.


  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 cups hot 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-ounce) 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 350ºF 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 210
  Calories from Fat 55 (26%)
(9%)Total Fat 6g
(11%)Saturated Fat 2g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
(64%)Cholesterol 191mg
(7%)Sodium 177mg
(6%)Potassium 198mg
Total Carbohydrate 30g
(0%)Dietary Fiber 0g
Sugars 30g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(17%)Protein 9g
* 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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