(5-Ingredient) Baked Eggnog Custard

(5-Ingredient) Baked Eggnog Custard


How was your weekend, guys?! Ours was pretty solid. We stayed busy with work and loads of shopping (I’ve officially checked everyone off my list – whew!), but also relaxed with tons of cookies and an SVU marathon. It’s all about do… and don’t do, ya know ;)

(5-Ingredient) Baked Eggnog Custard

So I told you last week that we were going to have a sort of unofficial eggnog week over here, and I do so hope you’ve been enjoying all the nog so far.

(5-Ingredient) Baked Eggnog Custard

Today I’m excited to share with you an easy and unique baked eggnog custard that’s totally simple to whip up, and is even easier to gobble down… it’s DELICIOUS! Delicious, creamy, eggnog custard… need I say more?

(5-Ingredient) Baked Eggnog Custard Egg Nog Custard – Baker by Nature

Serves 6 -8


6 large eggs, at room temperature

1/2 cup + 3 tablespoons light brown sugar

1/2 teaspoon salt

4 1/2 cups eggnog

1 teaspoon vanilla extract


Preheat oven to 325 degrees (F).

In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment beat eggs until thoroughly blended; about 2 minutes. Add sugar, salt, eggnog, and vanilla, and beat until all of the ingredients have been incorporated; about another 2 minutes.

Pour mixture through a fine-mesh sieve (and into a clean, large bowl) to ensure it’s completely smooth and velvety.

Divide the custard among small oven-proof ramekins. Place the ramekins in a large, deep baking pan and add enough water to the pan so that it comes about halfway up the sides of the cups.

Carefully place pan in preheated oven and bake for 30-35 minutes, or until the custard has set around the edges and it just barely jiggles in the center.

Allow custards to cool in the water bath for 10 minutes, then carefully remove them from the baking dish and transfer to a wrack to cool completely.

Custard can be served warm or chilled, and will last wrapped in the refrigerator for about 3 days.

* A note on cooking times -

When I was testing this recipe I used an assortment of different sized baking ramekins, and it definitely made a difference in the cooking time. If you are looking to have these cooked in the 30-35 minutes noted in the instructions, I suggest using a smaller variety of ramekin, as larger ones – especially if filled up all the way – will take much longer.

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34 Responses to (5-Ingredient) Baked Eggnog Custard

  1. Anything resembling creme brulee gets a thumbs up from me!

  2. Am a big fan of Law and Order SVU too and also a bog fan of 5 ingredient recipes! This custard sounds totally divine! My daughter would so love this for Christmas eve! Thanks so much for sharing

  3. Oh yum!!!!! I absolutely love Eggnog – and in a custard, it sounds divine! What a great treat! I’m going to need to make this. Pinning!

  4. Amazing! This has my name all over it!!

  5. hellllloooo is right!
    love this idea!

  6. I am all about eggnog week and this custard! Totally up my alley!

  7. Oh my gosh, I love custard! And, I love eggnog. So, basically I love these. So simple and delicious….yum-o-la!

  8. Erika says:

    Oh my..I’m all over this.. Love eggnog and any custardy treat!!

  9. Ashley your photos are just amazing! The growth you’ve had as a photographer lately is awesome and beautiful!

    Pinned this one (and your last 2 posts, too!)

    And I think you’re on an eggnog kick :) and i think I love it!

  10. Very simple and useful recipe! Thanks!

  11. I love the moment of cracking you spoon through the top of the custard! Glad you had a fun weekend (sounded very similar to mine) and congrats on finishing the shopping. You are a champ :)

  12. OMG! Such beauty. I could definitely gobble up two of these guys!

  13. Oh mighty! This is too yummy. Egg nog + vanilla = Happy Holidays:) ela

  14. I’m not sure how anything could look more delicious; great job with this custard, Ashley!!

  15. I enjoyed my first egg nog and rum last night, and let me tell you, it got my egg nog fire burning. I picked up a couple quarts of it to enjoy throughout the week and just might have to make these custards!

  16. What a beautiful and yummy treat!

  17. This looks so perfect and so creamy!! Love it!

  18. Eileen says:

    Nog in custard form? You don’t have to ask me twice! :) This looks amazing, & definitely perfect for the season.

  19. That custard looks so delicious, just feel like scooping some right off the screen. Lovely.

  20. Sarah says:

    I’m all about custard. This one looks delicious! Love the nogg.

  21. This is such a great idea. I love the eggnog taste but have a hard time downing a thick glass of it.

  22. Adri says:

    I adore custards, and the flavor of eggnog is a particularly good match with a rich egg custard. I’ll have to make this for my husband. He adores eggnog! Compliments on a really lovely post!

  23. This custard looks delicious! I love little ramekins like this. <3 they're just so cute.

  24. Tieghan says:

    Oh my gosh!! Beautiful Ashley!! I could down two and still want another!

  25. Custard is my fav, I could definitely have two of these!

  26. I love eggnog and never thing to do anything with it other than drink it. But these sound so good! Custard is a favorite of mine.

  27. This looks amazing! And lucky for me I have some eggnog at home that I need to use up : )

  28. I’m definitely enjoying the eggnog week. Oh, these look so delish! ;)

  29. Jenny @ BAKE says:

    These photos are beautiful! what a brilliant dessert!

  30. Eggnog is such a great ingredient! I wish I could eat a big cup of this custard while watching a Law and Order marathon!

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