“My Nana and aunties used to make this when I was young”

This Amish-inspired baked custard is a delicious and straightforward dessert. It requires minimal ingredients and comes together quickly, making it perfect for any occasion.


Easy Amish Baked Custard:



Ingredient Quantity
Sweetened Condensed Milk 14 ounces
Eggs 6
Hot Water 4 cups
Salt ¼ teaspoon
Vanilla Extract 2 teaspoons
Ground Nutmeg To garnish (optional)


  1. Preheat and Prep (10 minutes):

    • Preheat your oven to 325°F (163°C).
    • Grease a 2-quart baking dish or individual ramekins with butter or non-stick spray.
  2. Mix the Custard (5 minutes):

    • In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the sweetened condensed milk, eggs, hot water, salt, and vanilla extract.
    • Whisk until everything is well combined and smooth.
  3. Pour and Bake (45-60 minutes):

    • Pour the custard mixture into the prepared baking dish or divide it evenly among ramekins.
    • Place the baking dish or ramekins in a larger baking pan.
    • Carefully pour hot water into the larger pan until it reaches about halfway up the sides of the custard dish.
    • Bake the custard in the preheated oven for 45-60 minutes, or until a knife inserted into the center comes out clean. The custard should be set but still slightly jiggly in the center.
  4. Cool and Garnish (at least 2 hours):

    • Carefully remove the custard from the oven and take the baking dish or ramekins out of the water bath.
    • Let the custard cool to room temperature, then refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving.
    • Before serving, sprinkle a light dusting of ground nutmeg over the top for an extra touch (optional).

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