This recipe is a modern take on an old fashioned recipe. Old fashioned because it is a version of a simple oven baked egg, milk, and sugar custard. Modern because it contains sweetened condensed milk.

Many of our grandmothers and great grandmothers made custards because they were simple and contained ingredients they had on hand. But I doubt many of them would have made this version. I don’t think sweetened condensed milk was a pantry staple until the last 30 or so years.
This recipe is one of my husband’s favorite comfort desserts. This recipe is one that his mother gave me when we got married. It was one she made all the time when my husband was growing up. It is very easy to make.

My husband loves this when he is sick. It is not the healthiest, but he thinks of it as comfort food. This weekend he had a bad cold, so I made it for him. He was quite pleased since it had been a long time since I made it.

I also really like this. It is a simple but good dessert.

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  1. I had forgotten all about custard! My mom used to make it for us. I’ve never made it… maybe now I will. 😉

  2. Mmmm…looks delicious. Talk about comfort food. Thanks for the recipe!

  3. This looks amazing. Dumb question time? The 4 cups of hot water – for the bath or for the custard? I must make this, yummmmm-o! :)

    Cheers, Kiy

  4. Can I make a confession? I don’t think I’ve ever had custard. It looks yummy though. Thanks for sharing!

  5. Jerri - Simply Sweet Home says:

    I’ve never had this before. I do make an egg custard pie for my dad He loves them, but I’m not a fan. But this sounds like something I’d like!

  6. The four cups of hot water are for the custard part. I will fix that to make it less cunfusing. Thanks and it is not a dumb question.

  7. Oh, I love custard! I wonder if fat free sweetened condensed milk would work.

  8. Lisa@BlessedwithGrace says:

    Yum! Thanks for sharing the recipe and linking up to TMTT.

  9. It’s been years since I’ve had custard. I need to make it again-the sweetened condensed milk sounds sooo yummy!

  10. I think I need to make this VERY SOON! Looks great!

  11. Karen Osmon says:

    Sweetened condensed milk has been around a lot longer than 30 years! I am in my middle 60’s and have a recipe booklet that was my grandmothers using it! The book is called Magic Recipes and it was put out be Borden’s. It product was called Borden’s Eagle Brand Magic Milk. Considering the age of the book it’s in good condition and I still use recipes out of it!

  12. Karen Osmon says:

    Yes that book is a treasure, I keep it in a sleeve protector when not in use. I wish it had a copy-write date on it but it doesn’t. Just a printed in the USA and a serial number!

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