Definition of custard in English:

custard

noun

  • A dessert or sweet sauce made with milk, eggs, and sugar.

    • ‘Most of them have opted for the roast lamb and roast potatoes, and a surprising number have also gone for sponge and custard.’
    • ‘With blackcurrants and blackberries in a crumble laced with custard served out of my big Cornish Blue jug.’
    • ‘I passed on the sweets, but my husband chose the double chocolate pudding with custard.’
    • ‘Instead of thin custard for ices, try making a thick bay custard and use it to fill sweet pastry tartlets.’
    • ‘Dust with icing sugar, slice thickly and serve with custard, cream or ice-cream.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Return this custard to the pan and stir constantly over a very gentle heat until it starts to thicken.’
    • ‘He used to sit on my lap and his favorite food was porridge, rice pudding and bananas & custard.’
    • ‘You can also infuse a pod in scalded cream or milk when making custard or ice-cream.’
    • ‘Pour custard over cake, making sure it comes up the sides of the pan and is level with cake.’
    • ‘This is excellent on its own, but it would also be nice to serve it with ice-cream or custard.’
    • ‘In Britain they have often been used for flavouring custards and milk puddings.’
    • ‘My dessert of rhubarb and orange crumble with vanilla custard was perfect comfort food.’
    • ‘Rhubarb combines well with custard based desserts as well as a sauce or relish with rich meats and fish.’
    • ‘I use bought custard from the chiller cabinet at the supermarket for this.’
    • ‘All we were offered were packets of sweet custard creams and chocolates.’
    • ‘Too many sugary foods, such as custard, can have an ageing effect on the skin.’
    • ‘Pour the cooled custard on top of the cake and leave in the fridge to set.’
    • ‘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

/ˈkəstərd//ˈkəstərd/