custard

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custard Sweet sauce, traditionally made by cooking milk with eggs; more commonly using custard powder (coloured and flavoured cornflour) and milk; a 100‐g portion (sweetened) is a source of calcium and vitamin B2, and supplies 85 kcal (355 kJ). See also caramel cream; confectioner's custard.

custard

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custard †open meat or fruit pie, thickened with eggs, etc. XV; dish or sweet made from eggs beaten up with milk XVII. In early recipes varying with †custade, also †crustarde — AN. *crustade, f. cruste, OF. crouste CRUST; see -ADE.

custard

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cus·tard / ˈkəstərd/ • n. a dessert or sweet sauce made with milk, eggs, and sugar.