Healthy Egg Custard Recipes

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

Staff Picks

Peach Custard Pie

Rating: 5 stars 4
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.
By Jim Romanoff

Low-Sugar Mexican Flan

Rating: 5 stars 2
This inverted caramel custard dessert is often found on Mexican dessert menus. This recipe is low in calories and fat.

The Best Vanilla Custard

Rating: 4.5 stars 3
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.
Kathy Gunst
By Kathy Gunst

Caramel Cream Cheese Custard (Flan de Queso)

Rating: 4.5 stars 4
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.
By Scott Rosenbaum

Baked Strawberry Custards

Rating: 5 stars 3
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.

Pecan-Apple Custards

Uunsweetened applesauce, fat-free milk, and oatmeal transform traditional custard into a yummy good-for-you treat.

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. Read more about this recipe.
By Yana Gilbuena

Chocolate-Orange Custards

This low-fat chocolate dessert relies on only 3 tablespoons added sugar for the whole recipe. Use a high-quality chocolate for the best flavor.
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