Healthy Egg Custard Recipes

Find healthy, delicious egg custard recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Staff Picks

Peach Custard Pie

Rating: 4.83 stars
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We use low-fat milk along with nonfat Greek yogurt in the creamy custard for this peach pie. The yogurt gives the custard a smooth texture without using cream or too many egg yolks. A slice is just as delicious served warm from the oven as it is chilled. For an added treat, serve topped with fresh blueberries.

Low-Sugar Mexican Flan

Rating: 5 stars
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This inverted caramel custard dessert is often found on Mexican dessert menus. This recipe is low in calories and fat.

Caramel Cream Cheese Custard (Flan de Queso)

Rating: 4.33 stars
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Every panaderia (bakery) in Puerto Rico has many flavors of flan, from vanilla to guava. Reduced-fat cream cheese gives this version a rich, comforting texture.

Pumpkin Spice Pudding

Rating: 5 stars
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The key to making this healthy, smooth pudding is constant slow whisking. A staff favorite, this recipe is one you'll want to pin for an easy make-ahead dessert.

The Best Vanilla Custard

Rating: 4.67 stars
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Calling this “the best” custard recipe may seem like a bold statement, but it's true. In this healthy dessert recipe, the rich eggy custard is silky-smooth and infused with loads of vanilla, making it worthy of its name.

Baked Strawberry Custards

Rating: 5 stars
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Sour cream gives this healthy baked custard recipe richness and tang. It's delicious with in-season strawberries, but feel free to substitute whatever berries you can get your hands on.

Walnut-Nutmeg Pumpkin Custards

Rating: 4 stars
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Planning any parties for fall? Don't overlook this custard recipe--it's easy to assemble and will have your guests doling out the compliments! They'll love how the creamy pumpkin custard contrasts with the crunchy walnut, brown sugar and oat topping.

Pinya Flan (Roasted Pineapple Flan)

When the Spanish colonized the Philippines, they established the epic global trade route known as the Manila Galleon, linking Acapulco and Manila. Plants and products shipped from Mexico included the pineapple. It quickly flourished throughout the Philippines and many pineapple-based dishes were created, including this flan, also introduced by the colonizers.

Maple-Pumpkin Custards with Crystallized Ginger

Rating: 4.69 stars
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A Thanksgiving meal wouldn't be complete without pumpkin, and here in Vermont we wouldn't dream of excluding our beloved maple syrup. We've combined the two in these elegant custards, featuring the best part of a pumpkin pie and saving calories for a luscious finish of real whipped cream. If you can find it, use Grade B dark amber syrup to get the best maple flavor.

Caramelized Pear Custard Pie

Rating: 4 stars
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This custard pie recipe elevates the simple pear to something heavenly. The pears are lightly caramelized, baked into vanilla custard, then topped with a cinnamon caramel sauce just before serving.

Classic Flan

Making restaurant-quality flan at home is easier than you think, and our version is healthier, too! With just a few ingredients, you'll have a satisfying dessert that's sure to impress.

Tropical Coconut Custard

A classic sweet custard flavored with coconut, ginger, and vanilla is served in individual cups and topped with pretty slices of star fruit.
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Inspiration and Ideas

Pecan-Apple Custards
Uunsweetened applesauce, fat-free milk, and oatmeal transform traditional custard into a yummy good-for-you treat.
Panna Cotta with Mango Gelee
This Italian-inspired mango custard is beautiful to look at and delicious to taste. Serve this chilled dessert after dinner on a warm summer night.

Vanilla Bean Panna Cotta with Strawberries

This creamy Italian dessert is flavored with vanilla bean and topped with fresh strawberries. Feel free to mix it up and substitute blueberries or raspberries, or a combination of all three!