Baked Custard with Blackberries


Here's a favorite recipe I've enjoyed since childhood. 

3 eggs, beaten
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 cups milk
1 teaspoon vanilla (or seeds from 1" vanilla bean)
dash of nutmeg 

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. In medium bowl, combine eggs, sugar, and salt. Whisk together. Slowly stir in milk and vanilla. Fill 6 6-oz custard cups and set in shallow pan. Sprinkle each with a dash of nutmeg. Pour hot water (not boiling) into pan 1" deep. Bake for 50-60 minutes until custard is set and knife inserted in center comes out clean. Serve with fresh blackberries and whipped cream. Yum!