Baked Raspberry Custards

Photo: Marty Baldwin
Prep Time:
25 mins
Chill Time:
1 hrs
Cool Time:
30 mins
Bake Time:
1 hrs
Stand Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
3 hrs 10 mins


  • 2 cup whipping cream

  • 1 4 inch vanilla bean, split lengthwise*

  • 5 egg yolks, lightly beaten

  • ½ cup sugar

  • ¾ cup fresh raspberries or sliced small strawberries

  • Fresh raspberries or strawberries (optional)


  1. In a heavy medium saucepan, heat cream and vanilla bean over medium-low heat about 15 minutes or just until mixture simmers (do not boil), stirring often. Remove from heat; let steep for 15 minutes. Remove and discard the vanilla bean.

  2. Preheat oven to 325°F. In a medium bowl, combine egg yolks and sugar. Beat with a wire whisk or rotary beater just until mixture is pale yellow and thick. Add about half of the cream mixture, a little at a time, to the egg mixture, whisking or stirring until well combined. Pour egg mixture into the remaining cream mixture, stirring until completely combined.

  3. Place eight 4-ounce ramekins or six 6-ounce custard cups in a 13x9x2-inch baking pan. Add raspberries or strawberry slices to each ramekin. Set the pan on the oven rack. Pour custard mixture evenly into the ramekins. Pour very hot water into the baking pan around the ramekins until water is halfway up the sides of ramekins.

  4. Bake about 60 minutes or until custard is set. Remove ramekins or custard cups from the water bath. Cool on a wire rack about 30 minutes. Cover and refrigerate for 1 to 8 hours. If desired, garnish with additional raspberries or strawberries.


If you like, substitute 2 teaspoons vanilla for the vanilla bean. If using the vanilla, heat whipping cream until warm; do not cook until bubbly and do not steep. Add the vanilla to the warm cream.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

292 Calories
25g Fat
15g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 292
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 25g 32%
Saturated Fat 15g 75%
Cholesterol 210mg 70%
Sodium 28mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 15g 5%
Total Sugars 13g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 3mg 15%
Calcium 60.6mg 5%
Iron 0.4mg 2%
Potassium 74mg 2%
Folate, total 16.1mcg
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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