Polly’s Baked Custard with Fresh Nutmeg and Vanilla Bean Paste 

1-1/2 cups milk of your choice 

freshly ground nutmeg

 3 beaten eggs

 1/3 cup sugar

 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract or one teaspoon vanilla bean paste. I used the products shown in the picture. I found it on Amazon.

Mix all the ingredients together in a 4-cup measuring cup and then I baked mine in a water bath with 4 custard cups in a larger pan filled with boiling water at 350 degrees, in my convection oven, until the custard’s are set and don’t jiggle anymore.

I used a nutmeg grater so awesome from Cole and Mason to Great the nutmeg and I kept scraping my fingers on the nutmeg grater and I don’t with this great thing. Cole and Mason it been making paper bills in Nutmeg Mills for over 100 years.

I used an electric water kettle to boil the water and then just simply poured it in to the water bath.

Recipe adapted from Better Homes and Gardens Microwave Recipes Made Easy. 

Photography by Paulette L. Motzko, PLM Studios.

August 11th 2017 at 5:38 p.m.

Updated Tuesday August 15th 2017 at 10:35 a.m.

Uplated Thursday August 17th 2017 at 12:45 p.m.

Original recipe here:

I took the plain recipe and addedication vanilla bean paste in place of the vanilla extract. 

I made a lower fat one with low fat milk, but to make it more rich use either whole milk or low fat evaporated milk.