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Pistachio custard tart

Pistachio custard tart

Similar in texture to a classic rich French custard tart, this version has the same sweetcrust pastry case, but the filling has a delicious pistachio flavour, rather than the normal vanilla.

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Last modified on: February 8th 2015

For 1 tart, you will need:

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PreparationCookingStart to finish
17 min.43 min.1 hour
Preservation: 4 or 5
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Step by step recipe

Stage 1
5 min.
Pistachio custard tart : Photo of step #1 Roll out 250 g Sweetcrust pastry (pâte sablée) to the shape of your tin or mould; mine is rectangular here.
Stage 2
1 min.
Pistachio custard tart : Photo of step #2 Pick up the rolled-out pastry by rolling it loosly around the rolling pin...
Stage 3
1 min.
Pistachio custard tart : Photo of step #3 ...and unroll it over the tin.

This is a way of transfering the pastry and lining the tin with less chance of it breaking.
Stage 4
3 min.
Pistachio custard tart : Photo of step #4 Make sure the pastry sits right down into the bottom of the tin...
Stage 5
1 min.
Pistachio custard tart : Photo of step #5 ...then trim of the overhanging edge.
Stage 6
Pistachio custard tart : Photo of step #6 Put the lined tin to wait in the fridge.
Stage 7
8 min.
Pistachio custard tart : Photo of step #7 Prepare the pistachio custard: bring 250 g Sweetcrust pastry (pâte sablée) to the boil, then take off the heat.

Set aside.
Stage 8
2 min.
Pistachio custard tart : Photo of step #8 Put into a bowl: 4 eggs, 100 g caster sugar, 10 g Vanilla sugar and 80 g Pistachio powder or paste. Mix well with a whisk.
Stage 9
2 min.
Pistachio custard tart : Photo of step #9 Add 80 g cornflour to finish and mix again.
Stage 10
1 min.
Pistachio custard tart : Photo of step #10 Pour the hot milk over the pistachio mixture and stir gently to mix.
Stage 11
1 min.
Pistachio custard tart : Photo of step #11 Pour this mixture back into the saucepan through a strainer to remove any bits and give a smooth custard.

Preheat the oven to 360°F (180°C).
Stage 12
5 min.
Pistachio custard tart : Photo of step #12 Put the saucepan back on low heat and cook the custard gently for a few minutes until it thickens slightly.

This is so that we won't make the pastry soggy by pouring in a filling that is too liquid.
Stage 13
30 min.
Pistachio custard tart : Photo of step #13 Pour the filling into the pastry case and put in the oven immediately. Bake for about 30 minutes.
Stage 14
Pistachio custard tart : Photo of step #14 Leave to cool before serving.

Remarks

Depending on whether you prefer a stronger or more subtle pistachio flavour, you can alter the weight of pistachio paste in the recipe.

Nutritional information

% 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 tart : 3.70 €

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Source: Home made.
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Whole milkWhole milk: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Potimarron and leek soup, Peach and verbena feuilleté, Hot chocolate, Cheese Soufflé, Rice pudding with fruit and nuts, ... All
Sweetcrust pastry (pâte sablée)Sweetcrust pastry (pâte sablée): You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Crust for tea, Apple amandine tarts from Brélès, Flaked almond tart, Strawberry Verveine Tart , Little lime tarts, ... All
Caster sugarCaster sugar: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Apple and almond gratin, Macarons (the original French macaroons) , Milk rolls, Fresh mint ice-cream, Pears and caramelised walnut samosas , ... All
Pistachio powder or pastePistachio powder or paste: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Pistachio panna cotta with custard, Mini apricot and pistachio brioches, Pear, grapefruit and pistachio tart, Pistachio tiramisu, Pistachio ice cream, ... All

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