South African Instant Milk Tart


This recipe is great for people who do not have much of a sweet tooth. For those who love sweet things, you can add as much sugar as you want to suit your taste buds! It is delightful and quick to make. I usually make it for my husband on his birthday. It's his favorite!

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
6 servings



  • 1 (4.8 ounce) package graham crackers, crushed, or as needed

  • ½ cup melted butter


  • 2 eggs, beaten

  • ¼ cup white sugar, or to taste

  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch

  • 3 tablespoons cake flour

  • 2 cups milk

  • 1 cinnamon stick

  • 2 tablespoons butter

  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon sugar, or to taste


  1. Stir graham cracker crumbs and melted butter together in a bowl; press firmly into a pie dish.

  2. Beat eggs and white sugar together in a bowl; mix in cornstarch and cake flour.

  3. Heat milk and cinnamon stick together in a saucepan until just under the boiling point, 5 to 10 minutes. Pour milk mixture into egg mixture, whisking constantly. Pour milk-egg mixture back into saucepan.

  4. Cook milk-egg mixture over medium heat, whisking constantly, until mixture thickens, 5 to 10 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in 2 tablespoons butter and vanilla extract until completely incorporated.

  5. Pour milk mixture into prepared crust and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

403 Calories
25g Fat
39g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 403
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 25g 32%
Saturated Fat 14g 70%
Cholesterol 119mg 40%
Sodium 331mg 14%
Total Carbohydrate 39g 14%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 19g
Protein 7g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 121mg 9%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 188mg 4%

* 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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