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Terry Foreman  •  Link

"Custard is a range of [ cooked culinary ] preparations based on milk and eggs. Most commonly, custard refers to a dessert or dessert sauce, but custard bases are also used for quiches and other savoury foods. As a dessert, it is made from a combination of milk or cream, egg yolks, sugar, and vanilla. Sometimes flour, corn starch, or gelatin are also added."

Bill  •  Link

... Then make a good custard, and pour it over your pie. Make your custard thus. Boil a pint of cream with a stick of cinnamon, and sugar enough to make it a little sweet. As soon as it is cold, put in the yolks of four eggs well beaten, set it on the fire, and keep stirring it till it grows thick; but take care not to let it boil, as that will curdle it. Pour this into your pie, pair thin a little lemon, cut the peel like straws, and lay it on the top of your pies.
---The Accomplished Housekeeper, and Universal Cook. T. Williams, 1797.

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