Easy Custard Pudding Recipe (Egg Pudding with Caramel Sauce)

Easy Custard Pudding Recipe (Egg Pudding with Caramel Sauce)

This scrumptious Custard Pudding is made from simple ingredients, eggs, sugar and milk. Chill it well to enjoy the pudding.

Easy Custard Pudding

Course Dessert
Cuisine French, Japanese
Servings 4 pieces
Cook Time 40 minutes Cooling time is not included in cook time.
Translator Get Francis Mug
  • 4 tbsp Granulated Sugar
  • 1 tbsp Water
  • 1 1/2-2 tbsp Hot Water
Egg Mixture
  • 2 Eggs
  • 250 ml Milk
  • 5 tbsp Granulated Sugar
Other Ingredients
  • Unsalted Butter
Kitchen Utensils
* 1 tablespoon (tbsp) = 15 ml, 1 teaspoon (tsp) = 5 ml
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  1. Let’s make the caramel sauce for custard pudding. Coat the inner surface of the custard cups with unsalted butter. This will make it easy to remove the pudding from the cups.
  2. Put the sugar and water in the pot. Heat the pot at medium heat.
  3. Let it sit until the surface becomes lightly-colored. Swirl the pot and even out the sugar liquid.
  4. Caramelize the sugar like shown in the video and remove the pot from the heat.
  5. Quickly add the hot water in 2 to 3 steps with a long-handled ladle. Tilt the pot away from you to avoid hot caramel sauce splashing and burning your hand. Swirl the pot and even out the hot caramel.
  6. Pour the caramel evenly into the custard cups.
  7. Let’s make the egg mixture for pudding. Crack the two eggs into a bowl. Lightly beat the egg with a balloon whisk. Don’t let the tip of the whisk leave the bottom of the bowl to avoid creating too much foam.
  8. Add the milk and sugar in a pot. Turn on the burner. Stir with a spatula until all the sugar is dissolved.
  9. Add the milk to the beaten egg while whisking the mixture.
  10. Sieve the egg mixture with a fine mesh strainer. Scrape off the bottom of the strainer with a spatula. Remove any foam on the surface with a spoon. Pour the egg mixture into an easy-to-pour container.
  11. Let’s steam the egg mixture. Gently fill the custard cups with the egg mixture.
  12. Cover each cup with aluminum foil. The foil will prevent the surface from getting dry. It will also help steam the pudding evenly.
  13. Heat water in a pan and gently place the cups in it. The kitchen towel will soften the heat at the bottom. There should be enough hot water to cover the bottom half of the cups. Put the lid on.
  14. Keep the water temperature just below the boiling point and steam the pudding for 18 to 20 minutes.
  15. Do not bring the water to boil otherwise the smooth texture of the pudding will be lost.
  16. Put kitchen gloves on and remove the custard cups. When they become cool, store them in the fridge.
  17. Let’s serve the custard pudding. Scrape the side of the cup with the tip of a knife. Tap the cup on a kitchen towel and make a space around the pudding.
  18. Serve the pudding on a plate.

Recipe Notes

The color of caramel quickly changes over the heat so timing is important when adding the hot water.

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View Comments (15)

  • Wow this pudding is really looking so delicious, thank you for sharing your blog

  • Awesome recipe..tried @home &it came out really well and so yumevery1 should try this it's so simple.

  • The colour that you see in the image for the caramel might be too bitter for your tastes. A medium golden is a good average. Also, be sure to turn the heat down a tiny bit once you start to see yellow to prevent the caramel from getting burnt too quickly. If its too high, like mine, it can turn burnt in less than 30 seconds! Incredible recipe overall, I made it twice because it was so good!

  • I tried to bake this pudding and i love! but, in my country (I live in Brazil), the pudding is more sweet than the recipe, because we use condensed milk (I don't know if this exist outside Brazil, but is milk with a lot of sugar and you cook until change the texture). But I love so much this recipe!! certainly i will do again!

    • Glad you enjoyed our pudding recipe! :) And yes! Condensed milk is sold in stores in Japan and it is used in a variety of dessert recipes. :) Thank you for your feedback from Brazil!

  • Hello! I tried out this recipe, and it was alright, but the caramel didn't stick to the top! Can anyone help me?