Custard is a dessert that can please all palates because it comes in so many variations. Whether you try a recipe for Frozen Caramel Custard, Double-Deck Chocolate Custards, or Cinnamon-Pumpkin Custard, you'll quickly become a custard connoisseur.

See Popular Custard Recipes

Brown Sugar Custards with Orange Zest

Food & Wine

Low-fat evaporated milk gives sauces and desserts creaminess without using cream. "I put it in pasta sauces, panna cotta, quiche, tea -- you can't tell the difference," Pam Anderson says.

Total: 1 hr 30 mins

Chocolate Espresso Pirouette® Parfaits

Pepperidge Farm

These rich Italian-style stirred custard desserts are spiked with coffee and garnished with cookies and shaved chocolate. They're very easy to make and make a beautiful presentation.

Total: 40 mins

Caramel Cream Pie with Crispy Rice Topping

Food & Wine

Humble ingredients like puffed rice cereal (transformed into a brilliant topping) and graham crackers (crushed with hazelnuts to yield a tender crust) are the core of this surprisingly luxe dessert.

Total: 2 hrs

Graham Custards

Better Homes and Gardens

Amazing Creme Caramel

Better Homes and Gardens

Here's our version of flan, a Latin dessert. Citrus peel and cinnamon are steeped with the milk to add a unique flavor.

Meyer Lemon Pots de Creme

Midwest Living

Make these pots of creamy lemon pudding with Meyer lemons they're less acidic and give a milder flavor, making them a great choice for desserts.

Total: 45 mins

Pots de Creme with Ganache

Better Homes and Gardens

The chocolate ganache becomes slightly firm, creating a wonderful contrast to the soft custard. If you don't have pot de creme cups, use any small dessert cup.

Brown Butter Custard Pie with Cranberry Glaze

Food & Wine

To make this glorious pie, Momofuku pastry chef Christina Tosi uses a cinnamon-sugar crumb crust, a luscious brown butter filling and a cranberry glaze. Adorning the dessert: sweet potato-white chocolate ganache.

Total: 2 hrs 30 mins

Toasted-Coconut Custard Tart

Food & Wine

Jean-Georges Vongerichten loves this tart from his friend Maya Gurley of Maya's Restaurant in St. Bart's. The soft custard filling and the caramelized shredded coconut topping have the creamy-crunchy texture of a coconut macaroon.

Total: 3 hrs 30 mins

Blackberries with Lemon Cream and Toasted Brioche

Food & Wine

Molly Hawks-Fagnoni and her husband, Michael Fagnoni, love their homemade brioche so much that they created a dessert for it. They start with a layer of ethereal lemon cream, top it with a toasty slice of the brioche, then dollop it with whipped cream. The finishing touch is tart, juicy blackberries in rosemary-vanilla syrup.

Total: 3 hrs

Double-Deck Chocolate Custards

Better Homes and Gardens

This eye-catching, layered dessert uses both semisweet and bittersweet chocolate.

Chocolate-Stout Tiramisu

Food & Wine

For this rich tiramisu, Jason McCullar first makes a ginger-spiced cake using a recipe from Steen's syrup, a Louisiana cane syrup ( Then he soaks the cake in a reduction made with chocolate stout (Rogue brewery makes a good version) before layering it with mascarpone cream.

Total: 1 hr 35 mins

Eggnog Custard

Ladies' Home Journal

Purchased eggnog is made into a smooth and creamy dessert in this holiday recipe.

Total: 2 hrs 35 mins

Sticky Honey-Pineapple Custards

Better Homes and Gardens

Frozen Caramel Custard

Better Homes and Gardens

Caramelized sugar shards are a beautiful professional-looking topping, especially for creamy custards. Follow the steps, using a heavy skillet and the appropriate heat, while resisting the urge to stir.

Baked Pumpkin Custards

Better Homes and Gardens

These spiced pumpkin custard desserts are lower in calories since they are crustless.

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