February 28, 2006 | | Comments 21

Egg Custard Tarts

Better an egg this year than a chicken next year.
~ Ethiopian Proverb

I made a small batch of Egg Custard Tarts. The boys love the tarts and can eat three at a go. This is a sure-fire way to get them snacking frequently. It takes about 35 minutes to make a small batch of eight tarts.

If you like this recipe, you should also check out the recipe on Kuejadas (Portuguese Tart).



Here are the ingredients to make 8 tarts:

  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 tablespoon + 2 teaspoon superfine (castor) sugar
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 8 tart shell


_MG_3369_edited-1.jpgCrack the egg into the milk.
_MG_3371_edited-1.jpgAdd the sugar into the mix.
_MG_3374_edited-1.jpgBeat the mixture until it is smooth.
_MG_3379_edited-1.jpgPour the mixture into the tarts, leaving 1/4″ at the top.
_MG_3381_edited-1.jpgI use a toaster oven to make the tarts. For some reason I have never been consistent using the conventional ovens. Anyway, pre-heat the oven to 425 F. Bake the egg custard tarts for approximately 10 minutes and the reduce the heat to 400 F. Bake for another 10-15 minutes until the custard has set.
_MG_3384_edited-1.jpgYou will know it is done when the knife placed in the middle comes out clean.
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  1. Dr.John says:

    Thanks for the receipe. I do a little cooking and always love Gram’s custard pie. This looks easy enough , even for me. Thanks again

  2. mary ann says:

    I can’t decide if that sounds appetizing or revolting. You are right, they do look easy enough to make… maybe I should try it.

  3. Oneofakindoddball says:

    those look so good :)

  4. Anji says:

    I love egg custard tarts, we can’t get them here but I see the tart shell packet is in French. I’ll have to look out for them and try your recipe

  5. Rosa says:

    Great looking site. Congrats!! I’ll change your address on my Links.

  6. lilian says:

    Hi! I found your link from technorati. Tks!

    It is great you can find prepared tart casings. I don’t think we have that over here in Malaysia. Beautiful tarts you got there.

  7. polly says:

    Wow! I didn’t know that, just one egg can make out 8 egg tarts!!!! and it look so simple for me. Well, I’ll try it one day. Thanks for the receipe.

  8. Suanne says:

    Surprised, right? Polly? I think your family will like it. My boys loves it a lot and it’s all gone within hours.

  9. yvonnemsani says:

    This looks very easy to make thank you. I love milk tarts very much.

  10. james says:

    the egg custards are a paining the arse because i carnt get them just right. but they s
    taste fuking lovely wen dun right!!

  11. quasimeza says:

    I’m trying to get something like Lionel’s custard tarts. From “As time Goes By”? Could this be the answer???

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  13. Ooh! Egg Tarts! I love egg tarts! or in cantonese, daan taat. But I see it’s a little bit too white. what I would suggest doing is to add more egg yolks for color and texture!


  14. Angela says:

    Is this more like a milk tart than an egg tart? I’m looking for a milk tart recipe, like the kind you can get in Hong Kong, and the colour of your tarts looks like those of milk tarts.

  15. Susan says:

    Hi Suanne,
    I tried this recipe today and I followed every step you showed.The thing is yours looked so fine but mine the egg custard actually caved in after I took them out from the oven.May I know what went wrong here?
    Thanks for the great easy recipe!

  16. Suanne says:

    Hi Susan, my egg custard tarts did deflate after I took them out from the oven. Try to fill the tart with a bit more filing next time.

  17. flown says:

    hi suanne,
    i was wondering if i can replace the superfine (castor) sugar with regular sugar or icing sugar?

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  20. winnie ng says:

    It’s great for your sharings of the easily made egg-tart. Where can we buy the shell. We are in San Jose/San Francico, California.

    Thanksss so much.

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