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Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Pistachio Custard/Pudding

This is a dessert i have been wanting to make at home for quite sometime. Whenever i think of custard, i remember my PG hostel days, wherein we get a small fruit custard bowl as dessert for lunch every Wednesday. Who could resist eating just one? So, we (me n friends) sneak and take away (decent way to say 'steal', hehe) 3 or 4 bowls, when the person at the hostel food counter turns her back. The custard tastes even better this way. It will be super sweet and totally irresistible. Here, when i get to taste Crème brûlée at first, i felt the same spongy custard that just melts in my mouth. I can never have enough of it. I didn't know custard is that easy to prepare until i landed vahrehvah's Caramel Custard recipe. It turned out so delicate with mild sweetness and soft texture thats simply yummylicious. Here goes the recipe for you to try it out,

2 cups Milk
3 Eggs
1/4 cup + 3tsp Sugar
1/4tsp Vanilla Extract
1tbsp Water
1tbsp Pistachios (chopped), for sprinkling
Food color (optional)
How to:
  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Set a small baking pan inside a big baking dish half filled with water.
  • Heat the 3tsp sugar in a pan along with water and let it caramelize in a medium-low flame. (I tried twice and didn't get the caramelization, instead the sugar dried up and became hard, hehe. So i just spread the lumps inside the small baking pan and kept aside.)
  • Break the eggs in a bowl and whisk'em along with the 1/4cup of sugar.
  • Then pour the vanilla extract and milk, and continue whisking until everything blends.
  • Now pour the milk mixture over the sugar that has been spread and bake for 45 mins. 
  • Remove and let sit for 20 mins. With a knife or spoon run the sides and separate the custard sticking to the sides.
  • With a plate placed upside down on the baking pan, carefully transfer the custard onto the plate.
  • The sugar would have melted and runs over the custard. Refrigerate it, sprinkle the chopped pistachios and serve chill.
Sending the treat to Lisa's Sweet as Sugar Cookies event.


  1. wow i love dat.....awesome recipe and easy as well

  2. OHHHHHH i just have a bit... lovely:)

  3. Yumm, pudding looks super yummy..I dont bother to have some..Even i prepared pudding with rose syrup exactly as urs..

  4. Love the beautiful shape of the decadent pudding.

  5. Pistachio custard looks to creamy and yummy.

  6. pudding looks super irresistible and tempting..

  7. wow pudding looks delicious mouthwatering pics wnt to try this soon

  8. Looks super yum...lovely stepwise too

  9. Very yummy custard....loved the shape too.

  10. Awesome dessert..such a nice shaped mould...looks so beautiful and decorative...apt for parties.

  11. Wow delicious and juicy custard.Lovely post.

  12. That looks absolutely delicious and quiet tempting! Loved the shape :)

    US Masala

  13. Nidhya, Pistachio pudding looks outta sight - Love the pan you've used for it - It has come out perfect dear :)

  14. This is tempting n delicious Nidhya...lipsmacking clicks..:P
    Tasty Appetite

  15. yum yum yum....custrad pudding looks super delicious ! would definitely love to try it for my daughter !

  16. Very nice pudding! It's truly mouthwatering!

  17. Your pudding looks so lovely, soft and creamy. Delish. I have a sweet treat linky party going on at my blog and I'd like to invite you to stop by and link your pudding up. http://sweet-as-sugar-cookies.blogspot.com/2011/04/sweets-for-saturday-11.html

  18. Never tasted egg custard so far,you have set it so perfect ,looks pleasing to eyes!

  19. Custard looks simply delicious adding pistachio adds to the flavor.

  20. Hi Nidhya,
    Plz pick up an award from my blog.

  21. first , i shd say.. love ur blog title and blog description :)

    lovely looking custard.. and nice shape to it..

    new to ur blog and happy to follow u for more wonderful recipes..

    do visit me when u get time


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