Baked Maple Custard


  • Prep Time10 mins
  • Total Time50 mins
  • Makes6 servings
Baked Maple Custard

Lightly sweet and smooth, old-fashioned custard is a great way to get protein into your kids in the morning. Make it in shallow canning jars and you can even top with a lid and pack it with a spoon for breakfast on the go.


  • 2 cups 2% milk

  • 3 large eggs

  • 1 large egg yolk

  • 1/3 cup maple syrup

  • 1/4 tsp salt

  • pinch cinnamon, for each


  • Preheat oven to 325°F (160°C).

  • Heat milk in a saucepan over medium until it just begins to boil. Remove from heat.

  • Combine eggs, egg yolk, maple syrup and salt in a mixing bowl and whisk until fully combined.

  • Pour milk into egg mixture in a slow, steady stream while whisking constantly until uniform. Pour through a fine strainer into a clean bowl and then into six ½-cup ramekins or shallow canning jars. Sprinkle a pinch of cinnamon over each.

  • Set filled jars into a roasting pan and carefully pour in enough hot water around jars to reach halfway up the sides.

  • Bake for 40 min or until custard is set with just a slight wiggle in the centre.

  • Carefully remove ramekins from water bath and allow to cool. Serve at room temperature, or cover and chill until ready to serve.

Nutrition (per serving)

Calories 133, Protein 6g, Carbohydrates 16g, Fat 5g, Sodium 162mg.


Look for Grade B, Medium or Amber maple syrup for this recipe, as it has the most flavour.

This article was originally published on Mar 01, 2013

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