Cinnamon and Brown Sugar Custards


This easy custard recipe is one of the most tempting ways to eat your vegetables! Hiding a cup and a half of carrots, this brown sugar and cinnamon dessert will soothe your sweet tooth while supplying a healthy dose of vitamin A.

Cinnamon and Brown Sugar Custards
Photo: Karla Conrad
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Bake Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 10 mins


  • 1 ½ cup diced carrots

  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten

  • ⅓ - ½ cup packed brown sugar

  • ¼ cup fat-free milk

  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • Whipped cream (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease four 6- to 8-ounce ramekins or custard cups; place in a 13x9x2-inch baking pan. Set aside.

  2. Meanwhile, place diced carrots in a medium saucepan; cover with 2 inches of water. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, for 20 to 25 minutes or until very tender. Drain; rinse with cold water and drain again.

  3. Place carrots in a food processor. Cover and process about 20 seconds or until smooth. Add eggs, brown sugar, milk, and cinnamon; cover and process until smooth.

  4. Divide carrot mixture evenly among prepared ramekins. Place baking pan on oven rack. Pour enough hot water into the baking pan to reach halfway up sides of ramekins. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until a knife inserted off-center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack. If desired, serve with whipped cream. Chill within 2 hours.


The sweetness and flavor of carrots can vary widely, so find a producer that you like at your farmer's market and stock up.


Icon: gluten free, vegetarian

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

130 Calories
3g Fat
24g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 130
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3g 4%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 93mg 31%
Sodium 79mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 24g 9%
Total Sugars 21g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 3mg 15%
Calcium 70.7mg 5%
Iron 0.7mg 4%
Potassium 230mg 5%
Folate, total 20.2mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.3mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.1mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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