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Feb 14, 2012

Caramel Custard / Caramel Pudding (Baked) / How to make a Perfect Caramel - Happy Valentines Day

Hai Friends..As promised yesterday I am delivering you the recipe which I waited so long to post. This is a recipe which is requested by one of my viewers. I actually thought of posting it before itself , but something made me to wait for this special day to post this wonderful recipe..I almost waited for a month to post this :D…

The taste of this depends in the caramel which you make..If you cook the caramel for a long time then this custard will turn bitter..So make the caramel carefully..I have given step by step pictures for you to understand clearly..I know you will surely try this today itself since it is so special..The time when you take the first bite is the melting moment of your heart..It was that good..

So hope you try this out and enjoy your day with your valentine……

Recipe Source:


Milk- 500 ml / 1/2 ltr
Sugar - 50 grams + 3 tblspn for making caramel
Eggs - 3
Vanilla Essence - 1 tblspn
Water - 1 tblspn


Preheat the oven to 190 Degree C / 375 Degree F.

Start by making the caramel. In a nonstick pan add sugar and 1 tblspn of water and swirl the pan to help it to melt down.

Let the caramel come to a boil allow it to bubble up till it turns golden brown. Don't stir the pan  which results in a sticky caramel. Pour this caramel in a baking pan and spread it evenly.

Now whisk eggs, sugar and vanilla till light and fluffy. Add in milk and mix well. Pour this through a sieve and pour it over the caramel.

Now take a bigger pan and fill it half way with water. Place the caramel pan inside that pan and bake it for 45 mins.

Allow it to cool a bit. Put into the fridge for around 3 hours.

Now release the sides with a knife and place a plate over the tin and holding the tin carefully,  invert the tin.Now tap the top of the tin carefully and lift it for a lovely caramel custard.

Serve chilled.

Take all your ingrediants
Start by making caramel...Take your sugar
Add it to a pan..I used non-stick, because it will be so helpful in this..
add a splash of water
and mix well with a spoon....Now turn on the heat and take off the spoon..Don't take that spoon till you reach a golden caramel
let it some to a boil..You can swirl the pan but never stir
its coming to a boil now
let it bubble up..swirl often but never stir..
see it is turning a little darker now
and now it has got a little more colour
its nearly there...
ah..Here you have the perfect caramel..
golden goodness

Now take a pan..
and pour the caramel in it
and coat on all sides..Set that aside..
Now start by making the custard
crack open 3 eggs in a bowl
add sugar
and vanilla
whisk well
now pour the milk in
and whisk well
Now take a sieve and filter the custard
custard done..
Pour that over the caramel..
Now take a larger pan and fill it with water half way..
place the pan over the tray and bake it
all baked...Now chill the custard
Now take a plate and custard tray
invert the plate over the tin
and flip it upside down...
See how beautiful it look
Enjoy each spoonful of heaven..
You can cut a perfect slice out of this


Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

It came out very smooth..Could you also pls mention the notes on how much time to bake and at what temperature..It really helps..As we often get confused to know whether they are baked completely or not..

MªJosé said... Best Blogger Tips

The new look of your blog is very nice, what a change
The pudding candy is delicious, I has been spectacular, a nice dessert to celebrate this day so beautiful.
happy day

Ayşe said... Best Blogger Tips


maha said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks so beautiful and Yummy ..... Happy valentines day!!

Uma said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks tempting Aarthi... Your new layout simply elegant...

Indulge said... Best Blogger Tips

OMG.. what a royal dessert..Perfect for V day. Happy V day to you.
Love Ash

kala said... Best Blogger Tips

Happy Valentine's day Aarthi :) Ur custard looks very yummyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

Anzz said... Best Blogger Tips

The custard looks absolutely great. This is the first dessert I learned to make and it is a huge favorite of mine..! You have made it so nicely, I am tempted..! Do link it to the event dear..

My event- Valentines Day Special

srikars kitchen said... Best Blogger Tips

wow... great clicks.. looks really yummy..

Tina said... Best Blogger Tips

I have hesitated on making this type of dish, thinking it would be very difficult. However, it looks like you sailed right through with great success. Delicious and stunning creation! Happy Valentine's Day!

vineetha said... Best Blogger Tips

Beautiful Custard ...loved ur clicks :)

Nicole said... Best Blogger Tips

That looks delicious. This dish was my mom's specialty!

Sharmilee! :) said... Best Blogger Tips

The pudding has set so well, perfected.Happy V Day to u too!

Rasi said... Best Blogger Tips

Good one aarthi..its turned out perfect :)

Only fish recipes said... Best Blogger Tips

Happy valentine's day dear....the caramel pudding looks just perfect n delicious :-)

Catherine said... Best Blogger Tips

Dear Aarthi, What a perfect Valentine's Day dessert. Blessings my friend, Catherine xo

Lyndsey said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow, you did a great job! Beautiful dessert!

divya said... Best Blogger Tips

Happy Valentine's day.. look gorgeous..

Hema said... Best Blogger Tips

The caramel pudding looks fantastic, the pictorial steps are very helpful Aarthi..

Sumi said... Best Blogger Tips

Beautifully done Aarthi..Love it :)

Marisa said... Best Blogger Tips

It seems, I'm the first one to make a comment. It's a delicious dessert. Here in Spain it's called "natillas", so that if you see a recipe with this name, you'll can see other types of recipes that are also yummmy, yummy.
This is a link of my family recipe and it is in another blog which I don't use at the moment. As you can see, tha name is "sopà" because in the city where I was born we speak another language apart from Spanish.
Have good dreams!

Treat and Trick said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks tempting and thanks for sharing this dear!

Torviewtoronto said... Best Blogger Tips

looks wonderful deliciously done

Ann said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh, this is stunning! Thank you for the step-by-step broke it down and made it accessible for everyone! The new blog look is terrific, too! Happy Valentines Day!

Gayathri NG said... Best Blogger Tips

Perfect treat n clear step by step explanations, looks so delicious...
I never tried this before thanks for sharing and want to grab some...

Reshmi Mahesh said... Best Blogger Tips

Perfect pudding...Looks super yummy...Happy Valentines day dear..

Rekha shoban said... Best Blogger Tips

perfect caramel!!beautifully done..thank for sharing!

Anu said... Best Blogger Tips

Happy Valentines day to you.and caramel pudding looks so yummy..

Manju said... Best Blogger Tips

perfectly done....Hope u had a gr8 valentines day!

vgivbelief said... Best Blogger Tips

Da, watch Fox traveler. U'll get very easy n dashing recipes.

Roshu said... Best Blogger Tips

Lovely presentation.....yummy yummy

Aruna Manikandan said... Best Blogger Tips

pudding has come out very well dear....
Happy valentine's Day :)

Aarthi said... Best Blogger Tips

@Anonymous..I have mentioned everything clearly in the method section. Hope you check it..

Aarthi said... Best Blogger Tips

@Marissa..Thanks for the information..That is really a useful one..i checked ur link, it looks delicious..

Aarthi said... Best Blogger Tips

@vgivbelief..I have seen it preju...Its really nice right

Home Cooked Oriya Food said... Best Blogger Tips

love it...

deeps recipes said... Best Blogger Tips

Has come out excellent,Aarti..
Wanna c my stove top version?

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi aarthi,

can u please tell me iff we can make this dish without egg, with normal custurd powder. please reply i want to try it as soon as possible.


Aarthi said... Best Blogger Tips

@AnonymousMadhu..I don't think so.I think it won't set properly...I will try to post a eggless version of this soon

Meena said... Best Blogger Tips

awesome aarthi

i do get ready made packs of caramel custard so i use that but at home i havent tried yet.. and happy valentine's day

Vimitha Anand said... Best Blogger Tips

U have done it perfectly. Looks so smooth and creamy
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Valarmathi Sanjeev said... Best Blogger Tips

Great job dear....custard looks awesome. Happy V day..

Valarmathi Sanjeev said... Best Blogger Tips

Great job dear....custard looks awesome. Happy V day..

Kaveri said... Best Blogger Tips

Delicious pudding

Ganga Sreekanth said... Best Blogger Tips

looks so tempting..

Rous said... Best Blogger Tips

¡Fantástico, qué buena pinta! Besos y feliz día.

Shilpakiran said... Best Blogger Tips

wow .. i am big fan of you and you have done .. my all time fav using simple tech...thanks a loads for sharing

Helene Dsouza said... Best Blogger Tips

looks delicious

Sarah (Snippets of Thyme) said... Best Blogger Tips

This is exactly the dessert my daughter has asked for her birthday this month. Thank you for the step by steps. I cannot wait to try it for her!

faseela said... Best Blogger Tips

wow....perfect custard.......beautiful dear....

Tina said... Best Blogger Tips

Soooooo perfect..

Kalpana Sareesh said... Best Blogger Tips

awesome.. but this sure killer ..

S.Menaga said... Best Blogger Tips

Beautiful custard,perfectly made!!

Shri said... Best Blogger Tips

Arathi this looks delicious!

Archana said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks yummy. I like the way the colour of the caramel has not seeped in rest of the pudding

VineelaSiva said... Best Blogger Tips

It looks yummy dear.Love to try and taste it.

Princy Vinoth said... Best Blogger Tips

oh my god i love caramel pudding and i have to try this after seeing the pics of the perfect custard pudding :) yummmy!

najla said... Best Blogger Tips

i tried today to do it, when it came out of oven it was ok(i mean it was stiff) except some liquid over it, when i kept it cool still the liquid didnt stiff and now at fridge 2hrs but didnt stiff and i think even i wait more will not stiff

Aarthi said... Best Blogger Tips

@najlanailaja...Putting the custard in the fridge wont make it too stiff..It will be like a soft jelly with a jiggly in it...Press it on the top if it looks like a jelly..They you can bravely invert it...Because caramel custard won't get that stiff like you are expecting. Putting in the fridge makes it to come out properly from the mould...Try it and let me know the results..

Theres said... Best Blogger Tips

I tried it........
But I burnt the caramel..
No probs.I will try again..

Pattu Raj said... Best Blogger Tips

I ahd seen this recipe earlier. Wanted to try it out could not!
Today, I am so full of enthu when I read your post with those beautiful photographs.. Wonderfully explained.

Thanks a lot. You are making me try this. I am inspired.

Kulsum said... Best Blogger Tips

I tried this recipe today and it came out wonderful.. and but I added 80 grams of sugar instead of 50 and lessend the milk to 2 cups and added a pinch of nutmeg! And it was yummilicious!
Thank you for the recipe..!

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi aarthi,
i've tried the pudding many times,and it was successful..

But,recently,when i made ,it didnt come out as a whole,or it was not full set..

Can u please tell,why it happened so?
Can this happen,if i add more than 1 tb spon vanilla essence to the pudding??

All other steps were correct..

Please reply asap.

Theress said... Best Blogger Tips

Hai aarthi,

i've tried this many times and got it successfully..

But,recently when i tried ,it didnt come out as a whole,or it was not full's not the problem with the temp or's the prob with my preparation..
Can u tell why?

Was it bcz i added more vanilla essence..?

Other steps are all correct..
Pls reply asap.

Aarthi said... Best Blogger Tips

@TheressMay be you must have added more sugar, reduce sugar amount and vanilla. Try baking for a little more time. Allow to set in the fridge for longer time.

Beena.stephy said... Best Blogger Tips

Good post. very informative. yummy

Sirisha Duvvuru said... Best Blogger Tips

@Aarthi Aarthi, I love all your recipes.. they turn out perfect. I wanted to know, waht temp do you use while baking. I used 350 and kept it for an hour or more. it still doesnt look baked.

Aarthi said... Best Blogger Tips

@Sirisha Duvvuru Bake it at 170 degree C for 45 mins. When you take it out it will still jiggly but when u touch the top it will look a little set. Now allow it to cool down then put in fridge for 3 to 4 hours. Now you can invert it and enjoy.

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

Thanks aarthi, I tried the custard and it turned out to be really nice. Ur blog is really helpful to ppl who are new to cooking. All the very best and looking for more varieties of recepies.

Rekha Raddhakrishnan

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks really delicious!.. Can i make it in pressure cooker?

Aarthi said... Best Blogger Tips

@AnonymousThat is a different recipe, will share it soon.

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi !!! I made d caramel nd when I poured it in d immediately got stiff....m this d way it's supposed to b or m doing something wrong somewhere

Aarthi said... Best Blogger Tips

@Anonymousyes it will get hard, that is the right consistency

sageera riaz said... Best Blogger Tips

Hello....Aarti if I need to make it in amicrowave...what will d temp n d time limit be???All ur recipes r well explained with pictures....n easy to follow...God bless! !!

Aarthi said... Best Blogger Tips

@sageera riazSame temp and same timing

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

Egg less gas pe kàise bana skate hai

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

Hello... can you plz mention the substitute of egg in ur recipe specially in desert... as m nt using eggs

Vani Krishna said... Best Blogger Tips

Hai aarthi,
Love your blog.. And hats off to your patience and passion for cooking.. ����I tried the recipe and it tasted great but while i inverted the pan, it came out broken.. Is it because I made it in a square pan? Am planning to make it for a party and can I use a 13 in * 9 in pan for this recipe?

Aarthi said... Best Blogger Tips

@AnonymousSorry there is no substitute for eggs because it is the setting agent in this recipe

Aarthi said... Best Blogger Tips

@Vani KrishnaI dont recommend doing it in a big pan, instead you can use small bowls or ramekins to make this.

Mrs. Zuhair said... Best Blogger Tips

Hii there.. I made this and it was yumm!! Just like how my mom makes it..:) The only thing was my pudding was all one color...i added condensed milk instead of sugar.. Could that be the reason? Ur pudding has a lighter color inside thats what i meant...i like that:)

Aarthi said... Best Blogger Tips

@Mrs. ZuhairYou haven't cooked the caramel till dark, that may be the reason. next time cook it till dark and golden