- a dessert made of eggs, sugar, and milk, either baked, boiled, or frozen.
Origin of custard
- a baked sweetened mixture of eggs and milk
- a sauce made of milk and sugar and thickened with cornflour
Word Origin and History for custard
mid-14c., "meat or fruit pie," crustade, from Middle French croustade (Modern French coutarde), from Old Provençal croustado "fruit tart," literally "something covered with crust," from crosta "crust," from Latin crusta (see crust (n.)). Modern meaning is c.1600. Spelling change perhaps by influence of mustard.