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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.

It's a great classic of the French bakery, found in all good shops.
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Last modified on: August 18th 2019

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33 min.1 hour 8 min.1 hour 41 min.
Keeping: Several days in the fridge, covered by a plastic film.
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Stage 1 - 10 min.
French custard tart : Photo of step #1
Spread out 300 g Shortcrust pastry (pâte brisée) in a 8 inches (20 cm) mould, following these tips.

Stage 2 - 10 min.
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Pour in a pan: 600 ml milk, 150 g liquid cream, the half of 150 g caster sugar and 2 vanillas pod, then bring to boil.

remove from heat as soon as boiling, cover and leave to infuse for at least 15 minutes.

Stage 3 - 3 min.
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In a bowl pour 150 g egg, the second half of 150 g caster sugar and 70 g cornflour, mix well.

Stage 4 - 2 min.
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Pour vanilla milk onto beaten eggs while gently whisking to mix well.

Stage 5 - 5 min.
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Clean the pan, then pour the milk back in through a fine strainer...

Stage 6
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...to remove all impurities.

Preheat oven to 392°F (200°C).

Stage 7 - 8 min.
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Put 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).

Stage 8 - 3 min.
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To finish cream, add 50 g butter with a whisk...

Stage 9 - 2 min.
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...then smooth it with a blender.

Stage 10 - 3 min.
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Remove pastry case from fridge, trim and neaten edges with a knife and prick all over bottom with a fork or a pique-vite.

Stage 11 - 3 min.
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Pour mixture into the pastry case.

Note that we put hot cream on dough, a bit unusual but necessary to reduce cooking time.

Stage 12 - 50 min.
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And immediately put in the oven for about 50 minutes.

Stage 13 - 2 min.
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You can glaze (with apricot jelly) top for a shiny dessert.

Stage 14
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Taste imperatively cold, your flan can also very well wait for a full night in the fridge.

Remarks

You can use different kinds of dough: sweetcrust pastry (pâte sablée) or puff or flaky pastry (pâte feuilletée).

Nutritional information

% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).

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Home made.

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