cus·​tard | \ˈkə-stərd \

Definition of custard 

: a pudding-like usually sweetened mixture made with eggs and milk

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custardy \ˈkə-​stər-​dē \ adjective

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The custard is your straightforward mixture of eggs, whole milk, sugar, vanilla, and cornstarch. Alex Beggs, Bon Appetit, "This Fruit Tart Is Going Through Its Blue Period, Like Picasso," 8 June 2018 Prepare the custard: Put the milk into a two-quart pan. Marley Marius, Vogue, "7 Alternative Thanksgiving Desserts from the Vogue Archive," 16 Nov. 2018 Chunks of strawberries along with blueberries and blackberries decorated the custard, but the homemade chocolate granola was the star of the garnishes. Lauren Delgado,, "Bites & Bubbles serves up a romantic date night in Mills 50," 22 June 2018 Let stand until bread fully absorbs the custard and no white shows on the bread. Chronicle Staff, San Francisco Chronicle, "4 recipes from now-closed Terra in St. Helena," 11 June 2018 There were a lot of chances for custard: Teams leading 3-1 in a best-of-seven series have won 91 percent of the time (276-28). Stephen Whyno,, "Stanley Cup run makes up for Capitals' playoff failures," 7 June 2018 Flavors include apple, chocolate marshmallow, dulce de leche banana cream, lemon icebox, blackberry vanilla, pecan, tangerine custard and vegan and gluten-free chocolate lace. Sara Cagle,, "Where to pick up pie for the Fourth of July," 27 June 2018 The family-friendly event will feature live musicians all day long, including local bands SlimRox and Sadie Jo, as well as food from Texas Roadhouse, a frozen custard bar from Culver’s and kids activities. Evan Frank, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "An event that helps children with major medical challenges returns this summer to Okauchee," 1 June 2018 In Canada, a flaky tart shell holds a dense, sweet sugar custard not unlike pecan pie filling. Florence Fabricant, New York Times, "Butter Tarts Clear Customs," 29 May 2018

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First Known Use of custard

circa 1616, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for custard

Middle English, a kind of pie, alteration of crustarde, crustade, probably from Anglo-French *crustade, from cruste crust, from Latin crusta — more at crust

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The first known use of custard was circa 1616

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English Language Learners Definition of custard

: a type of sweet food that is made with eggs and milk


cus·​tard | \ˈkə-stərd \

Kids Definition of custard

: a sweetened mixture of milk and eggs baked, boiled, or frozen

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