Baked spiced custard

July 1, 2011 (Last Updated: January 11, 2019)
Baked spiced custard recipe

Recipe by Donna Hay 

Baked spiced custard

Serves: 6
Cooking Time: 1 hr 20 mins


  • 1 litre fresh cream
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 165g (¾ cup) castor sugar
  • 5ml (1 tsp) vanilla extract
  • 2,5ml (½ tsp) ground cinnamon
  • freshly grated nutmeg, for sprinkling



Preheat the oven to 150ºC.


Cook the cream in a saucepan over high heat until it is hot but not boiling.


Place the eggs, yolks, sugar, vanilla and cinnamon in a bowl and whisk until well combined. Gradually add the hot cream, whisking well to combine.


Pour into a 1,75 litre capacity ovenproof dish and sprinkle with nutmeg. Place in a deep baking dish and pour in enough boiling water to come halfway up the sides of the dish. Bake until the custard is just set, about 1 hour.


Sprinkle with extra nutmeg to serve.


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