Christmas Baked Custard

Super simple Christmas baked custard

I love a good baked custard. It is the fastest ‘whip up’ dessert, being in the oven within a minute of getting started. One day many years ago, I had leftover fruit mince when making the Christmas cake, and I was wondering what to do with it, as it was only about 1/2 a cup. This recipe was born from that predicament.

Restriction often propels me towards creativity. Are you like that by chance? It seems as soon as I’m told ‘that’s not possible’ or ‘there’s not much you can do with that’ then I’m like, RIGHT. I’ll show you! In this case it was an imaginary conversation I was having with myself, because no one was home. Either way I guess I ‘showed me’! I hope you enjoy.

So simple and quick to make – Best of course is to make the fruit cake first, and then to make a couple of these little baked custards with the leftovers.

Don’t want to bother with Christmas mince? Mix your coconut cream, eggs and rum as above, with 2 tbsp maple, honey or rice malt syrup. Then mix in a half cup of frozen berries. Delicious.

Real Treats. Happy tummies


Super Simple Christmas Baked Custard Recipe


  • 1/2 cup Christmas fruit mince mix  Christmas fruit mince mix click through that link to get the recipe. This will keep for a month in the fridge)
  • 1/2 cup coconut cream
  • 2 pasture raised, organic eggs
  • 2 tbsp rum or brandy (optional)


  • Preheat the oven to 180c and pop a tray with a little water in it, in there. This water lined tray means your custards cook more gently.
  • Whisk the egg, coconut cream and rum (if using) together for 5 seconds by hand.
  • Mix in the mince.
  • Pour into one pudding dish, or make 3 minis like I did
  • Pop the dish / dishes into the tray of water and bake for 30mins or until just a slight wabble left in the middle
  • Serve warm with ice cream or enjoy from the fridge for up to the next 3 days.

Christmas Baked Custard

Comments 1

  1. I love the ‘conversation’ you had with yourself Alexx! I think it speaks to the many conversations we all have with ourselves when trying to make decisions about food. I am always talking to my partner about how food be ‘recycled’, it’s not always easy! Thanks for ‘keeping it real’ Alexx!

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