*  Exported from  MasterCook II  *
 
                               BAKED CUSTARD
 
 Recipe By     : The Great American Dessert Cookbook
 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Puddings & Custards
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    4                    eggs
    6      tablespoons   sugar
      1/4  teaspoon      salt
    3      cups          hot milk
    1      teaspoon      vanilla extract
                         Freshly grated nutmeg
 
 Preheat the oven to 325F. In a bowl, lightly beat the eggs with a whisk.
 Stir in the sugar and salt. Add the hot milk gradually, stirring constantly.
 Add the vanilla. Strain. Pour the filling into 6 custard cups or a 1-quart
 baking dish. Set the cups or a baking dish into a shallow pan at least 2
 inches deep. Sprinkle the custards with nutmeg. Pour 1 inch of hot water
 around the custard cups or baking dish. Bake individual custards for 45 to
 50 minutes; bake the large baking dish for 1 to 1 1/4 hours. The custard is
 done when a knife inserted 1 inch from the outer edge comes out clean. The
 center will still be soft. Remove the custards from the hot water and place
 in 1 inch of cool water to stop the cooking process. Serve chilled or at
 room temperature. Custard is delicious served with maple syrup or fresh fruit.
 
 YIELD: 6 servings
 
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