Custard topped with Raspberries and Orange syrup

On Friday evening, when people were packing and hurrying to catch the flights, we were still planning how to spend the long weekend.  I was not expecting much, but as it turns out, we had non stop FUN! There was shopping, dinner with friends, movie and we also managed to see a new place.. Point Reyes.

If you stay in the bay area, you should definitely see this place. The view of the pacific ocean from the light house is breath-taking. The vast ocean, gorgeous waves, beautiful rocks and trees would leave anybody spell-bound. We expected wind but no where close to what we faced. It was super windy.. I couldn’t feel my hands after a while but it was all worth the experience. 

On Friday evening, before all these plans got finalized, I was pretty down and low and the only thing that could cheer me up was by making some sweet treat. I am not much of a sweet-tooth person but when it comes to custard, I can never say No! For me, it’s a very comforting desert.

I came across this gorgeous blog -Adventures in Cooking’ and this recipe made me drool! Had to make it. The creamy and soft custard melts in my mouth.. makes me go mmmmm at every bite!

Before I knew how to bake, I kept a stock of packaged custard powder and I would quickly whip a nice bowl anytime. It was my all-time goto dessert. These days, I prefer the taste of  baked custard much more. Top it with some fruits, jelly or just plain.. with some caramelized sugar. You can definitely refrigerate it and some people even enjoy it cold. But, I like it fresh and at room temperature.

So, what’s your favorite goto dessert ?

This will make 4 bowls of custard

Lets start by making the custard

Ingredients :

  • 4 egg yolks
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1tbs all purpose flour
  • 1 tbs butter, softened at room temperature
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • zest of one orange
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 16 raspberries. If you want, you can add more.

Directions :

In a bowl, whisk the egg yolks until they’re blended. Keep it aside.

In a sauce pan, warm the milk. Do not boil it.

Add flour, sugar, salt and butter to the milk and mix properly.

Warm the milk for a few more minutes and remember to stir constantly.

Once done, switch off the heat and start pouring the milk mixture to the egg yolk(that we had whisked earlier).

As you pour the milk mixture in the egg yolk, you need to keep stirring or else, the egg yolk might scramble.

Once you are done mixing the entire mixture to egg yolk, add vanilla extract and orange zest to it and mix it again.

Arrange 4 ramekin in a baking pan and grease them with some butter.

Pour the mixture in the ramekin and bake it at 350F pre-heated oven for about 45 minutes.

While custard is baking, start making the orange syrup

Ingredients :

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tbs fresh orange juice


In a sauce pan, add all the ingredients and bring it to boil.

Keep stirring and let it cook for about 5 minutes.

Once done, let it sit and cool down.

Poke some holes in the center of the baked custard using a tooth prick or a chop stick and arrange the raspberries.

Pour the orange syrup on top generously and let it rest for about 10 minutes.

Serve it warm and enjoy!

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Priti says:

Yum ….looks very tempting …lovely pics

Those look heavenly…they can definitely bring sunshine to any gloomy day!
I love custard truly is so comforting but my go to dessert are ranger cookies (oatmeal,coconut, date cookies)YUM!

nisha says:

i love custard as well…any day 🙂

What yummy looking custard! The raspberries look perfect on top!

aipi says:

OMG!!! That raspberries topped custard look so gorgeous n scrummy !! You have got me drooling gal! 🙂
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Vimitha says:

Tasty and yummy custard… Love the combination of flavors…

Juliana says:

Wow, these custard look fabulous with the raspberry and the orange syrup…love the pictures…very inviting. Hope you are having a great week Kankana 🙂

Faith says:

What a beautiful custard this is! I bet raspberries and orange are a really lovely combo!

Nishi says:

Oh gosh!!! The custard along with the raspberries look so yummy. Wonderful photographs as well 🙂

looks insanely delicious! And LOVE the flavors!

jay says:

they look fantabulous…love your facinating clicks dear..;)
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Manu says:

This look so good! I have never had baked custard before but it looks divine! Glad to hear you had a lovely long weekend! 🙂

tigerfish says:

It looks almost like creme bulee with raspberries! love it!

delicious looking colourful dessert looks wonderful kankana

These look so delicious! Great photos as well! =)

Love the combination of custard with raspberries and orange. Of course, I do have to admit this custard is new to me. I am so used to making it using custard powder.

sally says:

These custards look so pretty! Almost (but not quite) too pretty to eat.

Tanvi says:

We had plans to visit Universal studio but when it came to getting up at 6 am to start on a holiday, all plans flew out of the window & we cancelled the trip!
Yummy! I still make custard using the powder..too lazy to bake from scratch..Love the combo of fresh fruits so my fav thing to do with desserts! The picture of ramekins straight out of oven is amazing!

These look absolutely wonderful! I love the color that the raspberries bring. I also love raspberries. I think I just might have to make this soon.

Joanne says:

Sometimes i think it’s better to just not plan and go with the flow! And you’ve proved me right. This custard looks fabulous! Perfect use of those gorgeous raspberries!

raspberry is my fab berries, so is this post now…and orange syrup slurp!

Can you send me some, Kankana? You just made me drool! So yummy!!!

Eva says:

Glad you were inspired! Yours turned out beautifully, I bet the raspberry tasted great with it 🙂

So so sooooo pretty! You rock!

This is just so so pretty! I love it!

Radhika says:


Ruby red raspberries, orange syrup and custard – a heavenly dessert!
Need to find some egg less recipe to replicate this.. where did you get the orange syrup idea? superb!

Love how you waste no time in posting recipes!

Tiffany says:

This looks creamy and just wonderful!

rebecca says:

awesome custard reminds me of my Dad he makes it well he he

Sarah says:

these look irresistible! what a wonderful start the long weekend 🙂

The colors in this post are just amazing.. mouth water actually.. I post about Asian food and it’s never this vibrant.

i finally saw this post….glad i didnt miss it ! looks too good to be true…i love custard make it often at home. will try this method for sure 🙂

sangeeta says:

Hi Konkana…
Loved your blog for the exquisite pictures and yummy recipes.

This custard looks like a burst of flavors , would love to have orange n berries both in my custard . This is another fan of baked custards n i like it warm too.

Rosa says:

Divine! That flavor combination is just awesome.



Sinful dessert that is just calling my name hahhaa..Looks amazing sweetie really truly amazing! What a great color contrast and presentation ahh wonderful!!!

Mmm I love raspberries and custard. These look perfect.

Point Reyes really is breathtaking! It’s so cool you guys make the time to see all these wonderful places in California. As to the dessert, what can we say? To good, too good! Simple, perfect flavors. YUM!!

Yumm, this looks incredible! The idea of custard alone is making me hungry!

Hi Kankana! Sorry it’s been a while since I said hi last time. I was sick for the past 2 weeks and I’m finally feeling better. Looks like you’ve been cooking lots of delicious food! Your pictures with food styling are amazing as usual and so much fun to look at. And custard looks delicious! I like the combination of raspberry and orange. I would never think of that… Wish I can have one…

daksha says:

Raspberries and orange What a great combination! love it! supre like:).

Kimberley says:

This looks like a perfect, light dessert for summer.

Oh my goodness, this looks sinfully delicious. Stunning photos as usual. Made me droll instantly. These custards have my name written all over

thanks for sharing Kankana

Happy weekend

Swathi says:

Delicious nowadays I am not much cooking as too lazy, this custard sounds fabulous like lazy like me.

gloria says:

These look amazing and delicious, gloria

Wonderful pictures!

briarrose says:

Orange and raspberry….so yummy and bound to make you feel better.

I usually tend to lean towards brownies as a comfort dessert, but it just depends on what I’m obsessed with at the time. 😉

Oh my, this looks super-duper delicious…feel like grabbing that bowl full of goodness from the screen and indulge the combo..nice recipe..