Recipe By Cooking with a cat
Published Jun 19th
Prep 15m Cook 50m Additional 1h Ready In 2h 5m
Servings 4 servings Calories 175.1

A yummy, caramel-covered custard that’s super-easy to make and fun for the whole family to eat! Special thanks to ‘Cooking with dog!’

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon water
  • ¼ cup white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon hot water, or as needed
  • 1 cup milk
  • 5 tablespoons white sugar
  • 2 eggs, beaten

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. 2 Mix 1 tablespoon water into 1/4 cup sugar in a heavy saucepan over medium heat until sugar is completely moistened. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium-low, and cook until the sugar and water form a golden brown syrup, about 5 minutes. Do not stir. Remove from heat and let boiling subside. Carefully stir 1 tablespoon hot water into caramel syrup.
  3. 3 Whisk milk and 5 tablespoons sugar together in a saucepan over low heat; heat just until warmed and sugar has dissolved. Remove from heat and whisk eggs into milk mixture. Pour caramel syrup into an 8x8-inch baking dish. Pour egg-milk mixture over syrup. Place pan into a larger baking dish and pour enough water into outer pan to reach about 1/2 inch up the sides of the inner pan.
  4. 4 Bake in the preheated oven until custard has set, about 45 minutes. Let cool for about 10 minutes; chill in refrigerator before serving.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 175.1
  • Carbohydrate 31.2 g
  • Cholesterol 97.9 mg
  • Fat 3.7 g
  • Protein 5.2 g
  • Saturated Fat 1.5 g
  • Sodium 60.2 mg
  • Sugar 31.1 g

Chef's Notes

Remember, when cooking the caramel sauce, watch it carefully. It will cook very fast, and if you overcook it, you could make it stick to pan.


  1. Very challenging, and did not go as described. I followed the recipe exactly, but had trouble with the syrup. I did NOT stir, as instructed, and it turned into a sugary shell. I added more hot water, returned to a low heat, and stirred A LOT. I kept adding small amounts of water and stirring - Read more ...
  2. The caramel syrup was just a white brick of sugar it kept separating I switched to a different recipe for the sugar. There needs to be a warning about the eggs scrambling when added to hot milk for beginners. Since I knew this I was able to avoid a potential screw up. They also took - Read more ...
  3. One of the easiest and yummiest dessert to prepare. Its my husband's favorite. Few tips: For the caramel, heat the sugar with 5-6 tbsp water (for a flowing consistency ) over a high to medium flame and once it starts to caramalize, reduce the flame and wait until it fully caramalizes. Once the custard is - Read more ...
  4. The caramel syrup never turned golden brown...just a white brick of sugar. And I guess I didn't let it cook long enough (I did the recommended 45 minutes @ 350 degrees Fahrenheit) because it tasted like sweet scrambled eggs. I do like the suggestions made by the other reviews (I'm not a super cook yet - Read more ...
  5. The taste of this was okay but having followed the instructions to the t the caramel didn't turn out (it basically just turned into a brick of white sugar). So I started it over and used 3 TBSP of water and managed to get a syrup. The custard also had to cook for an extra - Read more ...
  6. Taste was great. I did not like how thin it came out as I wouldn't serve it like that. So double the recipe for that size pan perhaps. I will try doing this again that way. Not sure how I was supposed to serve it, on a plate? in a dessert bowl? Worth trying as - Read more ...

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