Dessert

Raspberry Easy Custard Recipe

Raspberry Custard
Raspberry Custard is an easy custard recipe to make. Gluten free, this raspberry custard can be made ahead and refrigerated.  The best part is that raspberry custard requires less than 15 minutes hands on time, but please allow extra time for baking.

Raspberry Custard

Raspberry custard saved the day when I needed an easy custard recipe. Usually I resort to chocolate for special desserts, but felt the need for something different.

It is also right about now that raspberries come down a bit in price which makes raspberry desserts much easier!

And besides Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. What a perfect time to make these pretty in pink, raspberry custards.

Raspberry Custard

Homemade raspberry rose jam was in my fridge, but feel free to make a strawberry custard if you are so inclined.

What is custard?

Custard and pudding are very similar. Custard is baked, usually in a water bath, where as pudding is made on the stove top.

Additionally, pudding is usually thickened with cornstarch and custard is just thickened with the eggs in the recipe.

Custard is also firmer than pudding.

Individual Raspberry Custards

Who knew that combining eggs, sugar and half and half could make more than French toast? Though this is creme brulee’s cousin, it certainly isn’t the richer half, making it perfect for any supper.

Ccreme brulee is made with heavy cream and egg yolks only, and this raspberry custard is made lighter with just half and half and a few whole eggs and egg yolks.

No, this doesn’t have the  golden sugary top of a brulee, but it does have the taste of raspberry. And I suppose you could still torch the top but what I loved about this raspberry recipe was its simplicity.

I’m guessing that this could  be made with any berry of your choice. Blueberry or strawberry custard, anyone?

Raspberry Custard

This easy recipe for custard is a perfect dessert to  have on hand. It can be baked ahead and kept in the fridge for up to 3 days.

Tasty and pretty and served in individual souffle dishes makes everyone feel special. After all, isn’t that what Valentine’s Day is all about?

This year Alex Odie San China Boy will be here and I can’t wait to heap some love on him. Still not sure what I’ll be making, but I’m guessing beef is on the menu.

And dessert…well I’m still not sure yet, but at least I’ll have raspberry custard in the fridge!

Raspberry Custard

And a few more of my favorites:

Raspberry Crumble Tart

Raspberry Crumble Tart

Chocolate Lava Cake

Chocolate Lava Cake

Quick  and Rich Chocolate Cake

Quick and Rich Chocolate Cake

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Raspberry Custard

  • Author: Abbe Odenwalder
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 35 Minutes
  • Total Time: 45 Minutes
  • Yield: 6 Servings 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Stove Top/Baking
  • Cuisine: American

Description

Raspberry Custard is easy, creamy, not to sweet and a crowd pleaser. Gluten free, this custard can be made ahead and refrigerated. The best part is that raspberry custard requires less than 15 minutes to make, but needs extra time for baking.

Ingredients

Scale

6 T raspberry preserves

36 fresh raspberries

1/2 c sugar

2 large eggs

2 large egg yolks

2 t vanilla extract

Pinch of salt

2 c half and half

Extra jam and raspberries for garnish


Instructions

Preheat oven to 350.

Into six  3/4 cup souffle dishes or ramekins, place 1 T of preserves and  6 raspberries.

Whisk sugar, eggs, egg yolks, vanilla and salt in large measuring cup. Mix well.

Heat half and half over medium heat until bubbles form around edge of pan. (I did this in the microwave and heated the cream for about 2 minutes, but ovens do vary. The key is to not boil this or make it too hot or you may cook the eggs when the half and half is added.)

Gradually whisk half and half into egg mixture adding the half and half slowly to avoid curdling the eggs. Pour evenly over souffle ramekins.

Place ramekins into a 13 x 9 pan of hot water so that the water is halfway up the sides of the cups. Place into oven and bake until custards are set in center, about 35 minutes.

Remove custards from the water bath and cool 10 minutes. Then refrigerate at least 2 hours or until ready to serve. After they have sufficiently cooled, cover them to avoid the raspberry custard  picking up flavors from the refrigerator.

When ready to serve garnish with a few more raspberries and a small spoonful of raspberry jam.


Notes

Feel free to try other jams and berries!

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14 Comments

  • Reply
    sherry
    February 10, 2021 at 10:41 pm

    raspberry custard sounds like a great idea. they are such delicious and tangy little berries. i’ve never heard that definition of pudding before. perhaps it is an american expression? Pudding to me either means just a dessert, or a baked sweet dish. interesting…

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    John / Kitchen Riffs
    February 9, 2021 at 5:01 pm

    Such a classic for Valentine’s Day! Gorgeous. And good. 🙂

  • Reply
    2sistersrecipes
    February 9, 2021 at 7:45 am

    These raspberry custard look amazing Abbe!
    Can’t wait to try them! Perfect for Valentines Day!!

  • Reply
    Marcelle @ A Little Fish in the Kitchen
    February 13, 2018 at 1:33 pm

    These are really beautiful, Abbe! I'm excited to give these a try soon!

  • Reply
    In Good Flavor
    February 13, 2018 at 1:36 am

    This would be perfect for Valentine's Day dessert. It looks just amazing!! I can definitely polish off two of these at one sitting.

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    mimi rippee
    February 10, 2018 at 4:51 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous!!!

  • Reply
    Gerlinde
    February 8, 2018 at 8:42 pm

    I am making this custard soon. It looks delicious.

  • Reply
    lisa is cooking
    February 8, 2018 at 5:46 pm

    This reminds that I haven't made anything with raspberries for far too long! These look great.

  • Reply
    Tricia Buice
    February 8, 2018 at 1:39 pm

    I love these beautiful custards Abbe – raspberries are always a great idea and adding the preserves is brilliant. Every spoonful must be fantastic! Have a very happy Valentine's Day with your sweetie 🙂

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    Angie Schneider
    February 8, 2018 at 5:39 am

    They look gorgeous and perfect for Vday treat!

  • Reply
    Holly @ abakershouse.com
    February 8, 2018 at 3:52 am

    Beautiful dessert for Valentine's Day!

  • Reply
    Kitchen Riffs
    February 8, 2018 at 1:10 am

    This looks excellent! Love custard, and with raspberries? Swoon! Really nice — thanks.

  • Reply
    Liz Berg
    February 8, 2018 at 12:57 am

    I vote for raspberries!!! These would definitely be a dreamy dessert for Valentine's Day!!

  • Reply
    Balvinder Ubi
    February 8, 2018 at 12:49 am

    That's so pretty looking custard.

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