Orange Custard

Preparation info

  • 6

    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      3 hr

Appears in

Mrs Beeton's All About Cookery

By Isabella Beeton

Published 1861

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  • 4 oranges
  • pt. boiling water
  • 4 oz. granulated


Wash oranges and cut off thin strips of outer rind avoiding white pith. Put rind, water and sugar into a bowl and leave to stand, covered, for 2 hr. After 2 hr. strain into a saucepan, heat through and pour gradually over the well-beaten eggs, stirring all the time. Strain the mixture back into the rinsed pan and heat again to thicken and cook the eggs. Do not allow the custard to boil or curdl