Custard Tart Recipe

Custard Tart Recipe

Custard Tart Recipe



22cm/9in shortcrust pastry case

300ml/10 fl oz full-fat milk

200ml/7 fl oz double cream

2 large free-range eggs

2 free-range egg yolks

80g/3oz caster sugar

Generous pinch ground nutmeg



  • Preheat the oven to 190C/375/Gas 5
  • Bake the pastry case for 15 minutes until firm and browned slightly
  • Remove the case and turn the oven down to 160C/325F/Gas 3
  • In a medium saucepan, bring the milk and cream nearly to the boil
  • Beat the eggs, yolks and sugar together in a bowl
  • Pour the hot milk over them and beat gently. Pour the mixture into the pastry case and grate a little nutmeg on top or just sprinkle a pinch of ground nutmeg from the jar
  • Bake for 40 minutes until just set. Remove from the oven and leave to cool before serving.

Ahh! A slice of nice! Sit back and enjoy.