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Custard Tart

A rich, creamy decadent egg custard pie


  • Pastry:

  • 1 1/2 cups Plain flour

  • 1/4 cup custard powder

  • 125g chilled butter- chopped

  • 1 1/2 T caster sugar

  • 1 egg yolk

  • 1-2 T water

  • Custard:

  • 5 eggs

  • 2 egg yolks

  • 75g caster sugar

  • 1 t vanilla extract

  • 500ml cream

  • grated nutmeg


  • 1.


  • 2.

    Preheat oven 190 C

  • 3.

    Sift the flour and custard powder into a bowl.

  • 4.

    Rub in the butter with your fingertips til it looks like breadcrumbs

  • 5.

    Stir in the sugar

  • 6.

    Miix in the yolk and the water with a knife to form a soft dough

  • 7.

    Wrap in plastic and chill 30 mins

  • 8.

    Lightly grease a 20cm pie plate

  • 9.

    Roll out the pastry between 2 sheets of baking paperand line the pie plate.

  • 10.

    Trim the edge and decorate the edge- using the thumb and forefinger of your left hand to do the outside and your right thumb on the inside to create the fluted edge I've got

  • 11.

    Line with crumpled baking paper, fill with beans or baking beads and bake for 10 mins.

  • 12.

    Remove paper and beads and bake another 5 mins til the base is dry. Remove from oven and cool.

  • 13.

    Reduce oven temp to 160 C

  • 14.


  • 15.

    Whisk the eggs, yolks, vanilla and sugar in a bowl. Add the cream and combine.

  • 16.

    Pour into cooled pastry case and sprinkle with nutmeg.

  • 17.

    Bake 35 - 40 mins til it's set but not too firm.


I always put the pie plate onto a baking sheet or tray so it's easier to put in and take out of the oven.
If you've got bits of pastry left over (I always make sure I do) bake them with the tart - they're yummy with jam

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Posted by Report
the tart was OK. I followed the recipe, thanks i one really said they liked it, many thanks but it's a "never again" for me.
Posted by jackicamReport
Never mind Kate, custard tarts aren't everyone's thing.
Posted by N55895Report
I tried your recipe and your custard tart is super delicious. Thank you very much. I love your cooking style too.
Posted by Scarlet DevilReport
This has my husbands name all over it, I've been given instructions to make him one, custard tarts are his favourite!