Thursday, 8 October 2015

Orange Custard Cups

This baked custard is infused with fresh orange and makes for a great year-round dessert. 

This is a beautiful, light dessert - the custard has a lovely fresh orange taste, and topped with dark chocolate chunks you'll find delight in every bite!

Baked custards are very easy to make. There is a fair bit of time spent with infusing, baking, and chilling - so make sure you read the recipe right through before starting! However, the hands on parts of the recipe take next to no time at all.

This would be a great dessert to serve to guests as it is something a little different, it's absolutely delicious, and it can be made in advance.

This recipe would also make a great base to play around with and discover all sorts of combinations. Instead of using orange, maybe go with vanilla, or chocolate, or even lemon lime!

Orange Custard Cups

Serves 6

4 Oranges, zest and 1 Tbsp juice
75 g caster (superfine) sugar
500 mL skim milk
3 eggs
4 egg yolks

Orange zest and dark chocolate chunks to decorate 

1. Combine the orange zest and sugar in a food processor until well blended.

2. Place milk and orange zest-sugar mixture in a saucepan over a medium heat and warm until just below boiling (until a bubble or two are beginning to form around the edges of the pot).

3. Turn off the heat, cover, and sit for one hour to infuse the orange flavor into the milk.

4. Heat the oven to 150C. In a bowl, lightly beat the eggs and egg yolks. Strain into the orange infused milk, add the orange juice, and gently beat the mixture to combine.

5. Pour the mixture evenly between 6 ramekins. Place the ramekins into a roasting dish and half fill the dish with boiling water.

6. Bake for 40 minutes, until lightly set. Cool at room temperature and then chill until ready to eat.

7. Top with extra orange zest and dark chocolate before serving.


  1. I love flavored custard. Chocolate and orange is a great combination.

  2. This flavored custard is just perfect! I love choco and orange combo!

  3. There are oranges all over the market at the moment. This is something we'd love.

  4. The combo of chocolate and orange is a yummy classic. Love the idea it can be made ahead for entertaining! :)

  5. I love custard. Such a great homey comforting dessert without too much hassle. And, I love that you added orange to this one. This looks awesome!

  6. I love the hint of citrus sweetness and freshness to this delicious custard!

  7. What a great recipe, love orange and chocolate together!!

  8. I'm such a sucker for any type of baked custard dessert. Such wonderful comfort food! The idea of adding a refreshing burst of orange is so terrific ... and then to top it off with a bit of chocolate ... wow! What a great way to elevate a classic! ~Shelley

  9. I love that you used orange in this custard.

  10. Our Florida oranges are just coming into season so I hope to be making your lovely dessert soon!