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Old Fashioned Orange Puff Custard Recipe

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Custard is an old fashioned dessert that can be done so many ways, and in so many flavors. You may remember this fall flavored pumpkin custard recipe, and today I am bringing you this citrus infused orange puff custard recipe.

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Old Fashioned Orange Puff Custard Recipe in white ramekin with oranges on side

Orange Puff Custard Recipe

If you love light citrus flavors, this orange puff custard is for you! You don’t need to save this custard recipe for a special occasion, as it is perfect for any night of the week. It is as easy as pie to make, even if you have never made custard (or pie!) before.

Take a look at this light and fluffy orange puff custard recipe, and be sure to print the recipe for later. This is one dessert recipe you won’t want to forget!

Old Fashioned Orange Puff Custard Ingredients:

  • Butter
  • Sugar
  • Flour
  • Eggs
  • Salt
  • Orange Juice
  • Lemon Juice
  • Evaporated Milk
  • Water
  • Orange Rind

A note about ingredients:
Make sure you separate the eggs as you will be adding the yolks as well as the whites at separate times during the recipe.

Old Fashioned Orange Puff Custard Recipe in white ramekin with oranges and orange juice on the side

How to Make Old Fashioned Orange Puff Custard:

1. Mix the butter, sugar, flour, and egg yolks (yolks only) until you have a thick mixture.

2. Add in the orange juice, grated orange rind, and lemon juice. Mix well until smooth.

3. Slowly add the evaporated milk and water. Mix well.

4. Gently fold in the beaten egg whites.

5. Pour the mixture into custard cups. 4 oz custard cups are ideal but you can use smaller/larger based on what you have on hand.

6. Fill your baking dish halfway with hot water. Place the custard cups in the water bath.

7. Bake at 325 for 45 minutes or until custard tests done. You can check for doneness by inserting a toothpick and seeing if it comes out clean. The custard should also be gently pulling away from the sides of the cup, and lightly toasted on top.

8. Sprinkle the custard with a little granulated sugar while still warm.

overhead view of Old Fashioned Orange Puff Custard Recipe in white ramekin with oranges on side

Helpful Tips:

This recipe serves 4 if you are using 4 oz cups or smaller. If using larger custard cups, this recipe serves two.

Custard doneness can be tricky. To know if your custard is cooked thoroughly, try inserting a toothpick in the center. It should come out clean. There should be a light spring to the center of the custard when pressed with a spoon, and the sides of the custard should pulling from the sides of the cup.

If your custard is not done, continue to bake at 326 degrees in 5 minute intervals, checking for doneness every 5 minutes.

You can enjoy your orange puff custard warm, or chill it for a few hours prior to serving. It pairs well with a little whipped cream or even fresh fruit.

This orange puff custard is an old fashioned but unique dessert idea perfect for any night of the week! Be sure to print out the recipe using the recipe card below, so you can be sure you have the tutorial on hand when you need it!

If you are looking for more unique dessert ideas, be sure to check out these simple old fashioned banana donuts recipe!

How to Make Orange Custard

Old Fashioned Orange Puff Custard

Yield: 4

Custard is an old fashioned dessert that can be done so many ways, and in so many flavors. You may remember this fall flavored pumpkin custard recipe, and today I am bringing you this citrus infused orange puff custard recipe.

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 3/4 cup of sugar
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 2 eggs, separated
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup orange juice (I use pulp free)
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup evaporated milk
  • 1/2 cup boiling water
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons grated orange rind

Instructions

    1. Mix the butter, sugar, flour, and egg yolks (yolks only) until you have a thick mixture.

    2. Add in the orange juice, grated orange rind, and lemon juice. Mix well until smooth.

    3. Slowly add the evaporated milk and water. Mix well.

    4. Gently fold in the beaten egg whites.

    5. Pour the mixture into custard cups. 4 oz custard cups are ideal but you can use smaller/larger based on what you have on hand.

    6. Fill your baking dish halfway with hot water. Place the custard cups in the water bath.

    7. Bake at 325 for 45 minutes or until custard tests done. You can check for doneness by inserting a toothpick and seeing if it comes out clean. The custard should also be gently pulling away from the sides of the cup, and lightly toasted on top.

    8. Sprinkle the custard with a little granulated sugar while still warm.

Notes

This recipe serves 4 if you are using 4 oz cups or smaller. If using larger custard cups, this recipe serves 2.

Custard doneness can be tricky. To know if your custard is cooked thoroughly, try inserting a toothpick in the center. It should come out clean. There should be a light spring to the center of the custard when pressed with a spoon, and the sides of the custard should pulling from the sides of the cup.

If your custard is not done, continue to bake at 326 degrees in 5 minute intervals, checking for doneness every 5 minutes.

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