Maple Hazelnut Custard

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maple hazelnut custard

I love custard in all its shapes and forms, whether it’s thick and creamy or light and eggy. This here is a rich and creamy version. It’s flavored with maple and vanilla and topped with chopped hazelnuts for some crunch. I love it and, yes, I ate all three of these little guys in one sitting.

How to make maple hazelnut custard:

This custard is baked in ramekins that are sitting in a water bath, so the first thing you need to do is heat the oven to 325 degrees F. and bring a kettle filled with water to a boil.

While that’s going, add 1 cup heavy cream to a saucepan and bring it to a simmer. While the cream is heating, whisk 2.5 tablespoons granulated sugar along with 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract, 1/2 teaspoon maple extract and 3 egg yolks in a bowl until the mix is nice and creamy.

Slowly pour the hot cream to the egg mix while whisking continuously. With that your custard is done.

Next you set five 2-ounce ramekins into a baking pan, then divide the custard evenly among them. Pour hot water into the baking pan, about half-way up the outside of the ramekins. Carefully transfer the baking pan into the oven and bake until the custard is set and no longer jiggly (35 to 45 minutes). Let the custard cool completely, then cover and refrigerate for at least one hour. Right before serving, sprinkle chopped hazelnuts on the surface.

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Maple Hazelnut Custard

A delicious recipe for a maple custard dessert with hazelnuts.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Cool Time1 hr 30 mins
Total Time2 hrs 30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: maple hazelnut custard
Servings: 5
Calories: 260kcal

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2.5 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon maple extract
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 10 hazelnuts, chopped

Instructions:

  • Heat the oven to 325 degrees F.
  • Bring a kettle with water to boil (for a water bath).
  • Bring the cream to a simmer.
  • Whisk sugar, vanilla, maple and egg yolks until combined and lighter in color and texture than when you started.
  • Slowly add the cream to the egg mix while whisking continuously.
  • Place five 2-ounce ramekins into a baking pan.
  • Divide the custard among the ramekins.
  • Fill the baking pan with boiling water, about half-way up the outside of the ramekins.
  • Bake the custard until set (35 to 45 minutes).
  • Let cool, cover and refrigerate for at least one hour.
  • Serve with chopped hazelnut sprinkled over the surface.

Nutrition

Calories: 260kcal

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