Nov 24, 2014

Egg Custard Tart Recipe / Baked Custard Tart Recipe

I have been thinking to bake this delicious tart for a while. But somehow i have been putting it off. But few weeks back, i got the spirit to bake some tart and got into action. I know i dont have much tart recipes in my blog, but the cool thing is, when i baked it this tart, i got some excess pastry dough from this recipe. So i used them to make two more tart recipes as well, Mind of a food blogger:)

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This recipes may seems long and time consuming. But it is so simple to put together, but the end result is so worth the time. It is crumbly buttery pastry topped with a cream delicious baked custard is heaven in a bite..

This custard tart recipe is a no fail and you can never go wrong in it if you follow my steps..

I am sure you will give this a try and let me know how it turns out for you..

Preparation Time : 30 mins
Chilli Time : 30 mins
Baking Time : 1 hour 15 mins
Makes : One 9 inch tart
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For Pastry:
All Purpose Flour / Maida - 2 cups / 240 grams
Unsalted Butter - 150 grams cubed and cold
Salt a pinch
Sugar - 3 tblspn 
Egg - 1

For Custard Filling:
Cream - 350 ml ( I used Amul Fresh Cream)
Full Fat Milk - 100 ml
Vanilla Essence - 1 tblspn
Egg Yolks - 8 
Sugar - 100 grams
Nutmeg Powder - 1 tsp


Start by making the pastry. Take flour, salt, cold butter in a bowl. Rub with your fingers so it forms coarse breadcrumbs like mixture. Add sugar and mix well. Make a well in the center and add in egg and mix well to make a dough. Cover the dough with plastic wrap and chill it for 30 mins.

Preheat oven to 180 Degree C.

Now take a 9 inch tart pan. Butter it well. Take the dough from fridge and roll it between two layer of cling wrap. Now place it over the tart pan and layer it evenly. Cut off the excess pastry. Now take parchment paper and crush it lightly. Lay it over the tart and fill the pastry with rice. Bake it for 20 mins.

Now remove the parchment with rice carefully. Brush it with some beaten egg and bake it again for 5 mins.

Remove the tart and set aside, while you make the filling.

Take cream and milk in a sauce pan and heat it up. It shouldn't boil, it should just start simmering.

While cream is simmering, take egg yolks in a bowl and add in sugar and vanilla. Beat this really well so it turns fluffy.

Now slowly pour over the cream mix while mixing it. Now the custard is done.

Now reduce the oven temp to 130 degree C.

Place the tart pan inside the oven tray and slowly pour the custard when it is inside the oven till the top so it doesn't spill any where.

Sprinkle over some niutmeg powder all over the tart and bake it for 30 to 40 mins.

The custard should have a little jiggle in the center.

Remove it, unmould it and chill it in fridge for 2 hours.

Slice and serve with a dusting of powdered sugar.

Take all your pastry ingredients

Take flour in a bowl

add in salt

and cold cubed butter

rub it with your fingers

now it has become coarse

add in sugar

and a egg

mix well so it forms into a dough

cover the dough with cling wrap / plastic wrap

chill it in fridge for 30 mins

butter a 9 inch tart pan really well

take the dough out and place it between two sheets
of plastic wrap
roll it out between the plastic sheet, this helps
in easy rolling

place the tart pan over it, the rolled pastry should be
bigger than the tart pan

Remove the top layer of plastic wrap, and invert the
pastry over the tart, using the help of cling wrap

dont strech the pastry..just line the tart pan slowly..

once it is line..

remove the plastic wrap..

cut off the excess pastry 

now this is one beautifully lined tart

now take a parchment paper..crush it

line it over the tart

fill it with rice

bake it

now it is baked

remove it and store the rice in a container..
you can use this for your next tart baking.

now we are going one step further..

crack open a egg

beat it slightly
brush the egg over the tart and bake it for 5 mins

This stops the custard making the pastry bottom soggy..
Now lets make the custard

take cream in a sauce pan

add in milk

add in vanilla

heat it..Dont let it boil, turn off the heat when
it start simmering around the sides

take yolks in a bowl

add in sugar

beat it really well

beat till the egg turns little flufy

slowly pour the cream milk in while mixing 

now the custard filling done

reduce the oven temp to 130 degree

Put the tart in oven and pour the custard filling in

fill it till the top

take some nutmeg powder

sprinkle it all over it and bake


now let it cool a bit and unmould the tart by placing a
bowl in the bottom of it and sliding the tart outer shell

let it chill then dust it with powdered sugar, slice and serve


  1. Very nicely explained :) if we dont have a tart dish. wat can be done?

  2. @Dhivya GaneshU can use any round glass pie dish or any pan

  3. Nice and well explained tart...But I have a doubt...What is the reason for placing rice on tart dough while baking?..This step is new to me

  4. @FaheemaIf you dont have any weight over it before baking, then the pastry will shrink and collapse

  5. Well explained. ..good work....excellent. ...

  6. i hope dis dish will be awesome!!
    but i have a doubt wat if i did not get the fresh cream???

  7. I'm a regular follower for yr receipes.
    Very happy to try ur receipes.


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