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Baked Egg Custard
A simple to make, not too sweet dessert. An old-fashioned comfort food.

Four large eggs
2½ cups scalded whole or 2% milk
½ cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
Generous dash of nutmeg and cinnamon
¼ cup raisins (optional)

Mix all ingredients in a saucepan. Stir gently and put on low to medium heat. Don’t boil. Place the mixture in a glass baking dish and put it in a pan of hot water. The water should come within a half inch or so of the top of the custard. This “water bath” is called a “bano de Maria” or “bain marie”—Mary’s bath – and helps to promote even cooking.

Bake the custard at 325 degrees for 40 to 45 minutes or until a toothpick or small knife comes out clean. Cool and serve.