Elegant Espresso Custards Recipe


Preparation Time15 MinCooking Time30 Min
Ready In45 MinDifficulty LevelMedium
Health IndexHealthyServings2
Main IngredientInterest Group


 Half-and-half2 Cup (32 tbs)
 Espresso coffee1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
 Grated orange peel2 Teaspoon
 Egg yolk1
 Sugar1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Vanilla extract1 Teaspoon
 Salt1⁄2 Teaspoon

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 656 Calories from Fat 330

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 37 g57.4%

Saturated Fat 20.4 g101.8%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 499.3 mg166.4%

Sodium 692.7 mg28.9%

Total Carbohydrates 64 g21.3%

Dietary Fiber 0.53 g2.1%

Sugars 51.3 g

Protein 18 g36.8%

Vitamin A 27% Vitamin C 15%

Calcium 31.3% Iron 10%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1. In a saucepan, add half-and-half, heat and scald. Add espresso, orange peel and remove from heat, allow to cool for 10 minutes.
2. In a bowl, beat eggs, yolk, sugar until well blended.
3. Add expresso mixture to the egg mixture gradually continue to stir, add vanilla and salt.

4. Into 6 six ounce custard cups, strain and pour the mixture.
5. Place the cups into shallow baking tray with some water in the tray.
6. In a preheated oven, bake at 150 degrees centigrade for about 45 minutes, until well set.
7. Cool and chill.

8. De-mold and serve chilled.