Early spring means maple syrup season here in Maine, in fact, this weekend is our state’s annual Maine Maple Sunday when sugar houses are open to the public for tastings and treats and tours. So, what better time than now to use some of this fabulous liquid gold in our Maple Syrup-Sweetened Slow Cooker Egg Custard?
This smooth and silky slow cooker custard is sweetened only with pure maple syrup. The warm spices—nutmeg, cinnamon and cardamom—along with some vanilla extract add a depth of flavor to the custard and prevent it from tasting too “eggy.”
Egg custard is a simple dessert that is equally at home following a family dinner or a special “company’s coming” affair. Feel free to modify the spices as you like (leave one out if you don’t like it, and add a tiny bit more of another), but don’t go overboard— too much spice will overwhelm the delicate flavor of the custard.