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French custard tart

French custard tart

Custard pie is made with a shortcrust pastry base, and filled with an egg vanilla "custard" mix (prepared beforehand). Filling and pastry cook together in the oven.

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Last modified on: September 17th 2014

For 1 French custard tart, you will need:

How long does it take?

PreparationRestingCookingStart to finish
53 min.15 min.1 hour2 hours 8 min.
Preservation: Several days in the fridge, covered by a plastic film.
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Step by step recipe

1 French custard tart : Photo of step #1Roll out shortcrust pastry, then line a tart mould (with straight sides if possible) and leave about 0.5 inch over the edge.

Put in the fridge.

We do that ensure that the pastry does not shrink away from the edges of the mould and the sides remain stright and level for a nicely presented custard tart.
10 min.
2 French custard tart : Photo of step #2Meanwhile pour 500 ml milk in a pan, add ½ vanilla pod and bring to boil.

remove from heat as soon as boiling, cover and leave to infuse for 15 minutes.
5 min.
3 French custard tart : Photo of step #3In a bowl beat 3 eggs and 100 g caster sugar together.

Add 60 g cornflour and beat again to mix thoroughly.
10 min.
4 French custard tart : Photo of step #4Pour vanilla milk onto beaten eggs while gently whisking to mix well. 5 min.
5 French custard tart : Photo of step #5Clean the pan, then pour the milk back in through a fine strainer to remove all small impurities.

Leave to stand for 5 minutes then remove any foam on the surface.

Preheat oven to 392°F (200°C).
10 min.
6 French custard tart : Photo of step #6Put the pan over low heat, stirring continuously with a whisk or maryse, cook until the mixture thickens slightly.

This first stage of cooking is the secret of great custard tart (smooth, even, and with vanilla seeds well dispersed).
5 min.
7 French custard tart : Photo of step #7As soon as the mix is slightly thickened, put the base of the pan into cold water, and continue stirring to halt cooking, until the mixture cools. 10 min.
8 French custard tart : Photo of step #8Remove pastry case from fridge, trim and neaten edges with a knife and prick all over bottom with a fork or a pique-vite. 5 min.
9 French custard tart : Photo of step #9Pour mixture into the pastry case. 3 min.
10 French custard tart : Photo of step #10And immediately put in the oven for about 50 minutes. 50 min.
11 French custard tart : Photo of step #11Remove from the oven when custard tart is like this one, and leave to cool before tasting.

Remarks

A variation to try, chocolate custard tart: add 50 g melted chocolate to the mixure just after thickening.

Nutritional information

Whole recipe
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
2691243 gr1330 gr988 gr
135 %93 %125 %150 %
Per 100 g
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
23621 gr116 gr87 gr
12 %8 %11 %13 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories by day for a woman (change to a man).

How much will it cost?

For 1 French custard tart : 3.71 €

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