Baked Custard with Pears

I found this recipe on Silly Billyz, its a quick and easy winter dessert.  The original recipe is for 6 serves, but I halved the quantities for the 3 of us.  The serves were quite small and I think the original quantities would better make 4 serves.  I also decided to use a water bath for the ramekins even though this wasn’t in the original.


Baked Custard with Pears

Serves 4
Prep time 15 minutes
Cook time 1 hour
Total time 1 hour, 15 minutes
Allergy / Intolerance Amines, Artificial Addititives, Artificial Colours, Glutamates, Preservatives, Salicylates
Suitable for RPAH Elimination Diet - Low Chemical / Failsafe, RPAH Elimination Diet - Moderate Chemical, Salicylate Challenge
Meal type Dessert
Misc Pre-preparable, Serve Cold, Serve Hot
Website Silly Billyz
Individual baked custards with pear or apple.


  • Canola oil spray
  • 2 pears (peeled and thinly sliced)
  • 1/3 cup caster sugar
  • 2 teaspoons Orgran custard powder
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 2 cups low fat milk (heated)

To serve: (Optional)

  • vanilla ice cream


1. Preheat the oven to 150 C. Lightly spray four 1 cup ramekin dishes.
2. Arrange the pear slices over the base of ramekins.
3. Combine the sugar and custard powder in a bowl. Whisk in the eggs and vanilla, then gradually stir in the hot milk.
4. Pour the egg mixture over the pears.
5. Place the ramekins in a baking tray and fill the tray with hot water until the water is half way up the sides of the ramekins.
6. Bake in the oven for 1 hour or until set.
7. Serve hot with ice cream (optional) or cold.


Low Chemical / Failsafe

Variation: use peeled Golden or Red Delicious apples (Moderate Salicylates) instead of pears.


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