Date and Golden Syrup Baked Custard

Smooth velvety baked custard with dates and golden syrup, delish!!!

  • SERVES 4
  • PREP TIME 20mins
  • COOK TIME 50mins


3/4 cup finely chopped dried dates
2 tablespoons golden syrup
2 cups milk
4 eggs
2 tablespoons caster sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
pure cream, to serve


1. Preheat oven to 160°C/140°C. Grease a 4 cup-capacity ovenproof dish.

2. Combine dates and half the golden syrup in a bowl. Sprinkle date mixture over base of prepared dish. Bring milk to the boil in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Meanwhile, whisk eggs, sugar and remaining syrup in a heatproof bowl until thick and creamy. Gradually whisk in hot milk.

3. Pour milk mixture over dates. Sift cinnamon over mixture. Place dish in a large baking dish. Pour boiling water into baking dish until halfway up the sides of smaller dish. Bake for 45 minutes or until just set. Remove dish from oven and water bath. Set aside to cool for 5 to 10 minutes. Serve with cream.