Tuesdays with Dorie: Lemon Custard


Get ready for your weekly sugar fix as it is Tuesdays with Dorie (TWD) time again.  Bridget of The Way the Cookie Crumbles picked one of our favorite desserts – custard.  I love making custards.  It screams COMFORT food for us.  As well it is a dessert that is made with basic staples that one always should have on hand – milk, sugar, eggs and some sort of flavoring.

This particular recipe infuses lemon zest with milk.  I did use Meyer Lemon zest and I let it infuse for an hour instead of 30 minutes.  As well I used an unrefined sugar which gave it a small bite of a caramel undertone.  I did not use the optional extract as I wanted the pureness of the Meyer Lemon to be tasted.  The custard is baked in a bain marie, which I am very use to using, the only difference this time, was that Dorie asked us to put a double layer of paper towel in the bottom of the pan. Otherwise, it is a simple and straightforward recipe.

The custard came out creamy, light and very fresh.  The perfect spring time dessert.


  1. Oh…how I heart those little cups you put your custards in.

    Where did you purchase them?

  2. I agree, the lemon was perfect for Spring. Now if it would only stop snowing! Your custards look perfect

  3. VERY delicious looking – perfect for Spring. For those that have it already! Love your little custard dishes… I love stuff like that! Very nicely put together!

  4. Oh wow, your custards are adorable. That totally makes me want cute little dishes like that. I’m happy to see a baked custard fan!

  5. The flavor was light and subtle. I liked it, mostly. Your pics are great. Love the little cups.

  6. Love your cups! Great job this week!

  7. AmyRuth says:

    I love custard too. Ditto on the cups…. too cute and individual. How could you turn down something so basic. Great job

  8. Looks delicious! I love those bowl too – so cute!

  9. I’ve got a bowl of Meyer Lemons and was just looking for a new recipe. Woo hoo!

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