Amish Baked Custard is a rich and creamy dessert that is easy to prepare and delicious to eat. It has a smooth texture and is infused with vanilla and a hint of nutmeg. Here’s a recipe to help you make this delectable Amish Baked Custard:


  • 4 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg


  1. Preheat your oven to 325°F (160°C). Prepare a baking dish or individual ramekins by greasing them lightly with butter or cooking spray.
  2. In a mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs and granulated sugar until well combined.
  3. Heat the milk in a saucepan over medium heat until it’s warm but not boiling. You should see steam rising from the milk.
  4. Slowly pour the warm milk into the egg mixture, whisking constantly as you do. Be careful not to add the hot milk too quickly, as it could cook the eggs.
  5. Stir in the vanilla extract, and continue to whisk until the mixture is smooth.
  6. Pour the custard mixture into the prepared baking dish or ramekins.
  7. Sprinkle a light layer of ground nutmeg over the top of the custard. Nutmeg is traditional, but you can skip it if you prefer.
  8. Place the baking dish or ramekins in a larger baking pan or dish. Fill the larger pan with hot water to create a water bath (bain-marie). The water should come about halfway up the sides of the baking dish or ramekins.
  9. Carefully transfer the water bath with the custard into the preheated oven.
  10. Bake for about 40-45 minutes for a large dish or 25-30 minutes for individual ramekins, or until the custard is set. You can check the custard’s doneness by gently shaking the dish – the center should jiggle slightly but not be liquidy.
  11. Remove the custard from the oven and the water bath. Let it cool at room temperature for a few minutes, then refrigerate it until completely chilled.
  12. Serve the Amish Baked Custard chilled, either on its own or with a dollop of whipped cream or a sprinkle of cinnamon on top.

Amish Baked Custard is a comforting and traditional dessert that will satisfy your taste buds. Its smooth and creamy texture, combined with a hint of nutmeg, will make it a favorite of any custard fan. Enjoy this easy and delicious treat!