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-1Crack the egg into the milk.
_MG_3371_edited-1Add the sugar into the mix.

Beat the mixture until it is smooth.

_MG_3379_edited-1Pour the mixture into the tarts, leaving 1/4″ at the top.
_MG_3381_edited-1I 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.

You will know it is done when the knife placed in the middle comes out clean.

21 thoughts on “Egg Custard Tarts

  1. 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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  4. 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!

  5. 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.

  6. 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!


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

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

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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

  13. 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.

  14. 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

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