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Easy Egg Custard Tart Recipe

A custard tart is a dessert that is easy to make and tastes delicious. The crust is made from pie dough, and the filling consists of eggs, milk, sugar, vanilla extract, and nutmeg. Once baked in the oven, these tarts are perfect for any occasion!
Prep Time8 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Total Time58 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: custard, Easy Custard Tarts, egg custard tarts, Mini Custard Pies
Servings: 30 tarts
Calories: 127cal
Cost: $6

Equipment

  • Muffin Tins
  • Hand Mixer or Whisk
  • stockpot
  • Large bowl
  • conventional oven
  • 3" - 4" Cookie Cutter or Drinking Glass (to cut the dough into circles)
  • Ice Cream Scoop (optional)

Ingredients

  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 3 eggs
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 21 oz pie crust
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400°F. 
  • Spray muffin tin(s) with nonstick spray.
  • Sprinkle some flour on a clean working area, unwrap your pie dough, and place it flat on the floured surface. 
  • Add the milk to a small stockpot and warm until tiny bubbles form- do not bring it to a boil.  
    2 cups whole milk
  • Using a 3-4" diameter glass or (cookie cutter), cut out pie dough circles; repeat until they are all cut out. You will need to roll out "scraps" to make the rest.  
    21 oz pie crust
  • Add the dough circles to muffins tins and set aside.  
    21 oz pie crust
  • Separate one egg and save the egg white inside a bowl. Brush the egg white onto the edges of the dough.
    1 egg white
  • Crack the eggs into a large glass bowl, add the sugar, and vanilla extract.  
    3 eggs, 3/4 cup white sugar, 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Using a hand blender, mix eggs until fluffy, slowly add in the milk and combine. 
  • Carefully fill each dough cup with mixture. You want to make sure you do not overfill the cups or the custard will caramelize, turn dark, and make them stick.  TIP: Use an ice cream scoop on this step to make it easier.
  • Once the dough cups are all filled (you will have extra batter for the remaining tarts), sprinkle a pinch of nutmeg to the top of each.
    1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • Place them in the oven on the center rack. Bake at 400°F for 15 minutes.
  • Reduce heat to 350 degrees and bake for an additional 10 minutes.  
  • Check doneness and remove if done. Depending on dough thickness, you might need to bake them for a few more minutes. Cook them for additional one-minute increments until fully set and golden brown.  
  • Once done, fill the remaining mixture (if applicable) into dough cups and repeat the baking process.  
  • Allow custard tarts to cool for at least 5 minutes inside the muffin tins before removing them. A plastic knife helps to pry them loose if needed.

Notes

How to Store & Re-heat 

Once fully cooled, wrap them in plastic. Refrigerate leftovers for up to 3 days for best taste.
 
To warm, microwave them for 20-30 seconds on medium heat.  
Nutritional values may differ and are meant to be a guide. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1tart | Calories: 127cal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 21mg | Sodium: 91mg | Potassium: 44mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 52IU | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 1mg