This custard is deceptively easy to achieve – you don’t even need an oven!  The lemon tea-steeped custard and candied apricots are both prepared using a microwave and can be on the table in less than 30 minutes. 


  • Lemon Tea-Infused Custard:

  • 300ml double cream

  • 4 lemon flavoured herb tea bags

  • 4 eggs

  • 50g sugar

  • ½ tsp McCormick Ginger Ground

  • Candied Apricots:

  • 50g dried apricots, finely diced

  • 2 Tbsp sugar

  • 2 Tbsp water

  • ¼ tsp McCormick Ginger Ground

  • 25g sliced almonds


  • 1.

    For the Lemon Tea-Infused Custard, microwave cream and tea bags in a medium microwavable bowl on high for 4 minutes.  Cover and steep for 5 minutes, then discard tea bags.

  • 2.

    For the candied apricots place apricots, sugar, water and Ginger in a small microwavable bowl.  Microwave on high for 1 minute.  Stir in almonds, cover and set aside.

  • 3.

    Beat eggs and sugar in a large bowl with a wire whisk until well blended.  Gradually whisk in the cream mixture, and then pour into 4 microwavable ramekins or cups.  Microwave on low power for 7 minutes (stop microwave for a few seconds if mix begins to rise over 

Nutritional information

Nutritional analysis per serving (4 servings)

  • Energy 462kj
  • Fat Total 35g
  • Saturated Fat 19g
  • Protein 8g
  • Carbohydrate 30g
  • Sugar 28g
  • Sodium 91mg

Note: The information shown is Edamam's estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist's advice.

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Cooks Tip: Check your tea bags for metal staples.  Be sure to remove before microwaving.      

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