1 1/2 cups milk
1/2 cup heavy cream
2 large eggs
1/3 cup sugar
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp almond extract
- Preheat oven to 350F. Lightly grease a glass 1 1/2 quart baking dish.
- Place milk, eggs, sugar and salt in a medium bowl and whisk until frothy; about one minute. Pour into the baking dish; sprinkle with cinnamon and nutmeg.
- Place the baking dish in a baking pan (like a 9 x 13 inch pan) that will accommodate the baking dish easily and pour hot water into the pan so that it covers about an inch up the sides of the baking dish.
- Place on middle rack and bake in the preheated 350F oven for about 45 minutes. A toothpick inserted in the center should come out clean. Cool on a wire rack. Can be served warm or chilled. Top with fresh berries.
This dessert is quick to prepare and simple, you just get it into the oven for a nice, creamy dessert. I really enjoy eating custard slightly warm and served with fresh berries. To me it is a nice little dessert treat. This custard is slightly sweet with a hint of vanilla flavor. I personally prefer creme brulee but since I don’t have a torch I like this baked custard as a wonderfully delicious alternative.