Plum and vanilla custard recipeTop this delicious baked vanilla custard with plums for a fruity treat. Quick and easy and ready in 1 hour 20, you can enjoy these for just 80p per serving 



500ml single cream

250ml milk

1 vanilla pod, split, seeds scraped out OR 1tsp vanilla extract

2 eggs

3 egg yolks

110g caster sugar

For the plums:

6 plums

35g butter

2tbsp runny honey

100g soft brown sugar


Serves: 6

Prep time: 15 mins

Cooking time: 1hr 5 mins

Cost per serving: 80p



1. Preheat the oven to 150°c/Gas 2. Place the cream, milk, vanilla pod and seeds, or extract, in a pan over a high heat until it comes to the boil. Remove from heat and set aside.

2. Place the eggs, extra yolks and sugar in a medium bowl and whisk. Gradually add the hot cream mixture to the eggs and sugar, whisking until combined.

3. Strain the custard into 6 ramekins and place into a bain-marie, or a roasting pan filled with hot water until its two-thirds of the way up of the ramekins, and bake for 45 mins or until just set. Remove from the oven and the water and allow to stand for 15 mins.

4. Halve and stone the plums then cut into slices. Heat the butter in a frying pan over a medium-high heat, add the plums, honey and sugar and toss in the butter. Cook for 3-4 mins, or until the plums are soft but not collapsing.

5. Spoon the plums on top of the custard and serve.