Definition of custard in English:

custard

noun

mass noun
  • A dessert or sweet sauce made with milk and eggs, or milk and a proprietary powder.

    • ‘You can also infuse a pod in scalded cream or milk when making custard or ice-cream.’
    • ‘He used to sit on my lap and his favorite food was porridge, rice pudding and bananas & custard.’
    • ‘With blackcurrants and blackberries in a crumble laced with custard served out of my big Cornish Blue jug.’
    • ‘All we were offered were packets of sweet custard creams and chocolates.’
    • ‘All that followed by apple pie, custard and vanilla ice cream is my idea of heaven.’
    • ‘Alternatively, put them under a burning hot grill, although this is not as effective and may melt the set custard.’
    • ‘My dessert of rhubarb and orange crumble with vanilla custard was perfect comfort food.’
    • ‘In Britain they have often been used for flavouring custards and milk puddings.’
    • ‘Instead of thin custard for ices, try making a thick bay custard and use it to fill sweet pastry tartlets.’
    • ‘Most of them have opted for the roast lamb and roast potatoes, and a surprising number have also gone for sponge and custard.’
    • ‘Pour custard over cake, making sure it comes up the sides of the pan and is level with cake.’
    • ‘Return this custard to the pan and stir constantly over a very gentle heat until it starts to thicken.’
    • ‘I use bought custard from the chiller cabinet at the supermarket for this.’
    • ‘Dust with icing sugar, slice thickly and serve with custard, cream or ice-cream.’
    • ‘This is excellent on its own, but it would also be nice to serve it with ice-cream or custard.’
    • ‘Pour the cooled custard on top of the cake and leave in the fridge to set.’
    • ‘I passed on the sweets, but my husband chose the double chocolate pudding with custard.’
    • ‘Rhubarb combines well with custard based desserts as well as a sauce or relish with rich meats and fish.’
    • ‘Too many sugary foods, such as custard, can have an ageing effect on the skin.’
    • ‘There's no custard to make, and no churning required as it freezes, which makes life very much easier.’

Origin

Late Middle English crustarde, custarde (denoting an open pie containing meat or fruit in a spiced or sweetened sauce thickened with eggs), from Old French crouste (see crust).

Pronunciation

custard

/ˈkʌstəd/