Carrot Custard - this side dish is full of warm cinnamon and sweet carrots! I could eat it for dessert, too!

Carrot Custard

Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 15 mins
Servings: 10 servings
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: classic recipes, easy side dish recipes, holiday recipes
Calories: 199 kcal

It's like pumpkin pie filling, but with carrots. And it's for dinner instead of dessert. Although, I can totally see myself topping it with a dollop of whipped cream and eating the whole thing cold, straight from the pan, in the middle of the night - just like I do with pumpkin pie.


  • 1 pound carrots peeled and quartered
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened apple sauce
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon


  1. Heat oven to 325. Spray an 8x8 baking dish with non-stick spray.
  2. Place the carrots in a microwavable safe bowl. Add 2 tablespoons of water and cover with plastic wrap or a lid. Microwave for 8 minutes or until carrots are tender. If they are still firm, continue cooking for 2 more minutes.
  3. Place cooked carrots in blender or food processor and puree.
  4. Add carrots to large bowl.
  5. In a medium bowl, whisk together remaining ingredients. Pour into carrot mixture and whisk to combine, taking care not to overbeat the mixture. If air bubbles form, let sit until they deflate and then continue.
  6. Pour mixture into baking dish and bake for one hour or until custard is set but still slightly wobbly in the center. Custard will firm up as it cools.
  7. Serve warm.
Nutrition Facts
Carrot Custard
Amount Per Serving
Calories 199 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 42mg14%
Sodium 67mg3%
Potassium 241mg7%
Carbohydrates 27g9%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 15g17%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 7710IU154%
Vitamin C 2.6mg3%
Calcium 80mg8%
Iron 0.9mg5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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