Vanilla Custard

Mark Sisson posted a wonderful Frozen Primal Vanilla Custard dessert last year, and we thought it looked so incredible that we decided to serve a non-frozen slightly modified version for our secondary Thanksgiving dessert. …and yes everyone loved it. It looks complicated, but it is very easy to make as are most custards. Enjoy for the Holidays.

Fabulous ingredient line-up:

  • 5 eggs (farm fresh & local if you can get them)
  • 2 tsp vanilla, organic
  • 2 cups milk, we use raw from our local dairy
  • 12 tsp or 1/4 local raw unfiltered honey (we used less, as we don’t like things sweet)
  • A sprinkle of cinnamon & fresh ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 lemon zest, a sprinkle of lemon juice

Pe-heat oven to 325 F, and get 6 oven safe custard dishes ready.

Slightly heat milk and stir in the honey until well dissolved; Beat eggs, vanilla and spices until frothy and perfectly blended – then add milk and honey. Stir well. On a deep baking sheet place your custard dishes and fill baking sheet with warm water – should be half way up the custard dish and at custard line. Then fill custard dishes and bake for 40 minutes until you see the custard get a beautiful golden brown. Be very careful not to burn them, remember the waterline needs to be where the custard is, and you’ll be ok.

This is a great recipe, thanks Mark for posting it as a tasty summer treat in 2009. Jo n Henry