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.

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  1. Dr.John

    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

    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

    those look so good 🙂

  4. Anji

    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

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

  6. lilian

    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

    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

    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

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

  10. james

    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

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

  12. Michael Houang

    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!


  13. Angela

    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.

  14. Susan

    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!

  15. Suanne

    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.

  16. flown

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

    1. Suanne

      Hi flown, you can replace superfine sugar with icing sugar.

  17. winnie ng

    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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