Caramel Custard Variations
Caramel Custard is classic using simple ingredients with lots of variations of flavor profiles.
Servings Prep Time
6Servings 15Minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
30Minutes 2 + Hours
Servings Prep Time
6Servings 15Minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
30Minutes 2 + Hours
Ingredients
Caramelized Sugar
Basic Sweet Custard Mixture
Variation 1 of Amaretto Caramel Custard
Variation 2 Grand Marnier Liquor
Instructions
Caramelized Sugar
  1. Place sugar into a dry medium size skillet, cook over medium high heat. Shaking with circular motion to keep sugar evenly distributed over skillet. Try not to sir with high temperature silicone spatula, this tend to clump sugar.
  2. Adjusting heat to just right temperature so sugar caramelize evenly. When caramelized sugar reaches a nice amber color remove from heat immediately.
  3. Pour the caramelized sugar into greased ramekins. Try to evenly divid the caramelized sugar between each ramekin.
Custard Mixture
  1. Combine the base eggs, sugar and vanilla extract together.
  2. Then add your variations in this example orange zest, orange extract and Grand Marnier Liquor. Best well to combine custard mixture.
  3. Next heat the milk to scalding about 150+ degrees. I like using the microwave.
  4. Pour the scalded milk into custard mixture slowly. Beating as you pour. This tempers milk so eggs don’t curtal.
  5. Continue beating custard mixture until eggs mixture is completely incorporated.
  6. Strain through mesh strainer the custard mixture, this removes bubbles and makes a smooth custard.
  7. Pour strained custard mixture into caramel ramekins, evenly distributed custard mixture.
  8. Sprinkling nutmeg over top of each custard.
  9. Place on a tray that has rim good rim.
Baking Caramel Custards
  1. Pour warm water on rimmed tray to make a water bath for custards. It needs only inch of water. Then bake at 325 degrees oven for 35 + minutes.
  2. Check the custards with pairing knife, inserted about half way to middle of the custards. If it comes out clean remove from oven. But if comes out wet bake a few more minutes,
  3. Remove custards from water bath onto cooling rack. This will continue to cook as the cool. When room temperature, cover each custard with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 2 hours.
Platting Caramel Custards
  1. Amaretto caramel custard unmold from ramekins by running a pairing knife around ramekins. Turning the ramekins upside down onto dessert plate, tapping the ramekins to release the custard. Then garnish with nuts and whipped cream.
  2. Grand Mariner caramel custard unmold from ramekins by running a pairing knife around ramekins. Turning the ramekins upside down onto dessert plate, tapping the ramekins to release the custard. Then garnish with orange zest, orange sections, and whipped cream.
Recipe Notes

Caramel Custard ideas

amaretto caramel custard use almond extract, amaretto liquor, and garnish with almonds.

Grand Mariner caramel custard use orange extract, orange extract and Grand Mariner liquor. Garnish with orange sections, orange zest and whipped cream.