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Easy, Yummy Dessert Ideas : How To Cook Caramel Custard In A Microwave!

Updated on August 17, 2017
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Stressed spelled backwards is desserts. Coincidence? I think not! ~~~Author Unknown

Delicious Desserts: Caramel Custard Pudding!
Delicious Desserts: Caramel Custard Pudding! | Source

Everyone' s Favorite Dessert--Caramel Custard!

© Chitrangada Sharan July, 2014,

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  • Who doesn't like desserts! I think everyone, whether young or old.

After a lavish meal, a delicious dessert is a must in my home.

  • In the Western countries the Dessert recipes have many varieties such as Cakes, Ice creams, Pies and Puddings, Chocolates and Cookies. Even fruit is considered as a Dessert.
  • In India however Dessert recipes means Sweets such as Rosogullas, Gulabjamuns, Laddoos, Burfis, Kheers, Kulfi, Halwas,and many, many more mouth watering sweets.
  • But now with globalization, even our food habits have been affected. While the Westerners may like to cook and relish our Indian recipes, we do also cook their recipes and enjoy them.
  • So you can see exotic food served in Indian restaurants, which are special recipes of some other country. In Indian weddings too, you can see continental food, Thai food, Chinese food, Italian food --the list goes on.
  • When it comes to Desserts, Caramel custard is one of my favorite and everyone in my family loves it.
  • There is a reason for it. It is so light and refreshing and with no oil or fat!
  • Preparing it is also very easy. Earlier I used to cook it by steaming it on double boiler but with microwave, it is much easier and quicker to make.


Easy to manage ingredients: Milk, Egg, Sugar, Vanilla essence
Easy to manage ingredients: Milk, Egg, Sugar, Vanilla essence | Source

Ingredients:

  • 500 mililiters Low Fat Milk
  • 3-4 Eggs, 4 if the eggs are small, 3 if they are big
  • 2 tablespoonful Sugar, For the mixture
  • 2 tablespoonful Sugar, For Caramalising
  • 1 teaspoonful Vanilla essence

Cook Time for microwave oven:

Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 10 min
Ready in: 25 min
Yields: Serves five people
Boiling the milk
Boiling the milk | Source
Whisk the eggs
Whisk the eggs | Source
Mix the milk, sugar, eggs and vanilla essence
Mix the milk, sugar, eggs and vanilla essence | Source
Caramelize the sugar
Caramelize the sugar | Source

How to cook Caramel Custard in a microwave oven

  1. Boil the milk and let it cool.
  2. Take a bowl and break the eggs into it. Whisk them thoroughly, until they are light and bubbly.
  3. Add the egg mixture to the cooled milk.
  4. Add sugar and vanilla essence and mix thoroughly.
  5. Take a glass bowl, suitable for microwave cooking. Add two tablespoonful sugar and one tablespoonful water. Place in the microwave and caramalize the sugar for two minutes.
  6. Take out the bowl and let this cool. Pour the prepared milk and egg mixture into this bowl.
  7. Place in the microwave oven and cook for 5 to 10 minutes, depending upon your oven. Mine takes about 8 minutes. You can check by inserting a toothpick. If it comes clean, your recipe is ready.
  8. Take it out and put in the refrigerator to cool.
  9. Now comes the tricky part. Turning the Caramel Custard Pudding on the serving plate requires precision and practice. Place the serving plate on the bowl so as you are covering it. Quickly turn it upside down and see the magic!
  10. You can also cook individual servings in smaller bowls. Top it with cream if you so desire. But better to avoid fat and enjoy the nutritious and delicious dessert just like this.
  11. Always serve it after cooling in the refrigerator.
The result: Caramel Custard Pudding!
The result: Caramel Custard Pudding! | Source

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The Traditional 'Steaming Method' Of Making Caramel Custard!

  • The conventional method of making caramel custard is the same with the difference that you steam the mixture on a double boiler.
  • The sugar can be caramelized in a metal bowl over flame.
  • We first place water in a big bowl and place the prepared mixture in it and cover it.
  • We cook it on very low flame and it takes about thirty to forty minutes to be ready.
  • Both the methods can be applied in making this delicious dessert.
  • Some people make it in pressure cooker as well, the same way you make Idlis, without the weight above.
  • You can also use brown sugar instead of white sugar.

Whichever method you adopt, the taste remains the same---Delicious!

Enjoy the Dessert!

© Chitrangada Sharan July 10, 2014,

All Rights Reserved.

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I prefer to regard a dessert as I would imagine the perfect woman: subtle, a little bittersweet, not blowsy and extrovert. Delicately made up, not highly rouged. Holding back, not exposing everything and, of course, with a flavor that lasts.

~~~Graham Kerr

Tips for Dessert photography, source: You tube

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      Chitrangada Sharan 14 months ago from New Delhi, India

      Thanks Diana, for your kind visit and comments!

      Glad you liked this method of making caramel custard.

      Have a good day!

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      Diana Abrahamson 15 months ago from t Francis Bay

      Thanks, never thought for one moment that you could make caramel custard in a microwave!

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      Chitrangada Sharan 2 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you Moms-Secret, for your kind visit and lovely comments!

      I agree with the views of the old school. I love the traditional method. This is in fact for the present generation. They are so busy and thus want everything quickly.

      Many thanks for your feedback!

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      Chitrangada Sharan 2 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you Audrey, for stopping by! Its great to see you after a long time.

      I am so happy that you tried this recipe and liked it too.

      Thanks for sharing with others.

      Have a good day!

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      Lissette 2 years ago from Central Florida

      Flan in the microwave. I will try it tho I am not sure if I would tell the older ones in my family that I did. They are not ready to hear this, lol. They are old and old school...

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      Audrey Hunt 2 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      A few months ago I first read this hub. I mentioned I didn't like custard. Well, I tried this recipe and now I love it. Thanks for this delicious recipe.

      Sharing with others.

      Blessings

      Audrey

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      Chitrangada Sharan 2 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you facetube, for stopping by!

      Glad you liked it.

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      facetube 2 years ago

      Looks delicious! Thumbs up!

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      Chitrangada Sharan 2 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you Dianna, for revisiting this hub!

      Its great to see you after a long time. Hope you are fine. I missed you and I think even the HP did.

      Thanks for your appreciation of the recipe!

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      Dianna Mendez 2 years ago

      Just popped in to read your recipe again. It is indeed a mouth-watering treat!

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      Chitrangada Sharan 2 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you Susan Recipes, for your visit, votes and appreciation!

      Glad you liked it!

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      Susan 2 years ago from India

      Wow... I am now craving for it. Thanks for this recipe. Voted up and 5 stars.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 3 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you Paula, for visiting and commenting!

      I am glad you liked it. Many thanks for your support and share!

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      Paula Atwell 3 years ago from Cleveland, OH

      I have a Puerto Rican friend who makes flan and it is so good. This recipe looks a bit different but also yummy. :)

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      Chitrangada Sharan 3 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Hi oldiemusic!

      Thanks for your visit and appreciation! I have an IFB Microwave. For Caramel Pudding I set it on Express cooking mode, which countdowns time. I generally do not straightway set the time to 10 minutes. Even if I know that a particular recipe will be ready in 10 minutes, I prefer to set it for 5 minutes first, check how far it is cooked and then set it accordingly. This can be 3 min. to 5 min.

      In my Microwave there is provision for different programming for baking, grilling, plain cooking and all this is clearly explained in the instruction booklet. Timing is something one learns by trying the recipe, in other words by experience. It is always safe to set the knob at low level. You can control the cooking process and the food is cooked evenly and thoroughly. Hope that helps!

      Even if you want to cook the traditional way in a double boiler, we set the burner at low heat only.

      Thanks again for stopping by!

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      oldiesmusic 3 years ago from United States

      What kind of microwave oven do you use at home? Me I have a microwave with knobs. I wonder which heat level shall I use -- low, medium low, medium, medium high or high? thanks for posting. Your pudding looks scrumptious!

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      Chitrangada Sharan 3 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thanks Michelle, for appreciating and sharing!

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      Michelle Liew 3 years ago from Singapore

      An easy, delicious dessert! Sharing here on HP!

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      Chitrangada Sharan 3 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thanks AliciaC, for stopping by and glad you liked this desert recipe!

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      Linda Crampton 3 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      I love the taste of caramel custard. Thank you very much for sharing this recipe. It sounds delicious!

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      Chitrangada Sharan 3 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you Suzanne, for your vote, support and share!

      I am glad you found this recipe easy to cook. This is my children's favorite too.

      Thanks for appreciation!

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      Suzanne Day 3 years ago from Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

      What an easy and no fuss recipe! My kids and I are quite partial to desserts, especially creme caramel, and I think this would taste very similar. It will be a relief to serve up a home cooked dessert that is quick and not out of a packet! Looking forward to trying it - bookmarked, voted awesome and up!

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      Chitrangada Sharan 3 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you aviannovice, for your positive comments!

      Glad you liked it!

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      Deb Hirt 3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Much easier and less dirty dishes and utensils via the microwave method. You really have something there!

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      Chitrangada Sharan 3 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you teaches12345, for your kind visit and comments!

      I used to cook this recipe by steaming it on a double boiler, but microwave cooking is much faster. Therefore whenever I am in hurry, I cook it this way.

      Thanks for your support!

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      Dianna Mendez 3 years ago

      This looks so good! I used to cook with a microwave years ago and this would have been a really good treat back then.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 3 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you Nithya, for appreciating!

      Yes, it is very easy to make. Glad you liked it!

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      Nithya Venkat 3 years ago from Dubai

      Great recipe, easy to make. Will try it out.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 3 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you for your kind visit and lovely comments!

      I am sure you are going to love this. Thanks for the voting up and pinning it.

      Thanks for your appreciation!

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      Chitrangada Sharan 3 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you bluebird, for your kind visit and wonderful comments!

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      Chitrangada Sharan 3 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you vocalcoach, for your kind visit and positive comments!

      I am sure you would like this dessert recipe.

      Thanks!

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      Chitrangada Sharan 3 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you rebeccamealey, for your lovely comments!

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      Chitrangada Sharan 3 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you Michelle, for appreciating!

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      Mary Hyatt 3 years ago from Florida

      I have bookmarked your recipe! I make my lemon meringue pie filling in the microwave. I used to use a double boiler and stir and stir.

      Nice Hub with great photos. I'm definitely trying this.

      Voted UP, etc. and shared. I will also PIN to my dessert board.

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      bluebird 3 years ago

      This oughta satisfy the sweetest tooth in town, I think. I'm gonna do it - cook this stuff and eat it up. Thanks for sharing!

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      Audrey Hunt 3 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      A delicious looking and sounding recipe. I'm not a fan of custard but will sure try this! Thank you so much. Sharing.

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      Rebecca Mealey 3 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      Both words and photos just make my mouth water!

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      Michelle Liew 3 years ago from Singapore

      Delicious! This I must definitely try!

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      Chitrangada Sharan 3 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you CyberShelley, for your wonderful comments!

      Hope you like it!

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      Chitrangada Sharan 3 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you Nell, for your lovely comments!

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      Chitrangada Sharan 3 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Yes, it is!

      Thank you VictoriaSheffield for appreciating!

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      Chitrangada Sharan 3 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you DeborahNeyens, for your kind visit and comments!

      Initially even I also used the microwave for these purposes only. But now I am using it to cook many other recipes.

      Thanks!

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      Chitrangada Sharan 3 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you Devika, for your appreciation!

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      Shelley Watson 3 years ago

      Wow what a wonderful recipe - just in time for the weekend. Thank you for sharing Chitrangada.

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      Nell Rose 3 years ago from England

      I definitely have to make this one! great recipe Chitrangada!

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      Author Victoria Sheffield 3 years ago from Georgia

      I bet that is a good eat!

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      Deborah Neyens 3 years ago from Iowa

      I've never tried to do much in a microwave besides defrost meat or melt butter. This dessert looks delicious.

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      Devika Primić 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      This idea sounds so easy and the custard looks very tasty with caramel on top.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 3 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you, billybuc, for your appreciation!

      I have cooked without a microwave most of my life. And you are right, the times have changed to a great extent and today's generation might find it difficult without a microwave.

      Thanks for your comments!

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      Chitrangada Sharan 3 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you Ericdierker, for your lovely comments!

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Love the recipe...I was thinking back many years to when there were no microwaves.....a lot of people today wouldn't know how to make dinner without them. :)

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      Eric Dierker 3 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      FAntastic I could taste it as I read.