Milk Tart

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This custard pie with a sweet pastry crust is a South African favorite, especially at tea time. I got this wonderful recipe from a friend.

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Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
Servings:
16
Yield:
2 to 9 - inch tarts

Ingredients

  • ½ cup butter, softened

  • 1 cup white sugar

  • 1 egg

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 2 teaspoons baking powder

  • 1 pinch salt

  • 4 cups milk

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 tablespoon butter

  • 2 ½ tablespoons all-purpose flour

  • 2 ½ tablespoons cornstarch

  • ½ cup white sugar

  • 2 eggs, beaten

  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  2. In a medium mixing bowl, cream together 1/2 cup butter or margarine and 1 cup sugar. Add 1 egg and beat until mixture is smooth. In a separate bowl, mix together 2 cups flour, baking powder, and salt. Stir flour mixture into sugar mixture just until ingredients are thoroughly combined. Press mixture into bottom and sides of two 9-inch pie pans.

  3. Bake in preheated oven for 10 to 15 minutes, until golden brown.

  4. In a large saucepan, combine milk, vanilla extract, and 1 tablespoon butter or margarine. Bring to a boil over medium heat, then remove from burner.

  5. In a separate bowl, mix together 2 1/2 tablespoons flour, cornstarch, and 1/2 cup sugar. Add beaten eggs to sugar mixture and whisk until smooth. Slowly whisk mixture into milk. Return pan to heat and bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Boil and stir 5 minutes. Pour half of mixture into each pastry shell. Sprinkle with cinnamon. Chill before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

241 Calories
9g Fat
36g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 241
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 11%
Saturated Fat 5g 26%
Cholesterol 57mg 19%
Sodium 146mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 36g 13%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 22g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 116mg 9%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 125mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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