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.
46,670 24.5/5 for 30 ratings
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Last modified on: February 8th 2015

For 1 tart, you will need:

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Time required for this recipe:
PreparationCookingStart to finish
17 min.43 min.1 hour
Keeping: 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.
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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.
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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
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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

Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
2,697 Kcal or 11,292 Kj84 gr305 gr130 gr
135 %32 %29 %20 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
197 Kcal or 825 Kj6 gr22 gr9 gr
10 %2 %2 %1 %
Per tart
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
2,697 Kcal or 11,292 Kj84 gr305 gr130 gr
135 %32 %29 %20 %
% 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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Source

Home made.

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This recipe uses (among others)
Whole milkWhole milk: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Celeriac and mushroom gratin, Vanilla ice cream, Cauliflower "moelleux" in ramekins, Cheese Soufflé, Cramique, ... All
Sweetcrust pastry (pâte sablée)Sweetcrust pastry (pâte sablée): You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Bounty-style tart for Alison, Two-coloured chocolate-orange tart, Little lime tarts, Plum tart, Strawberry tart, ... All
Caster sugarCaster sugar: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Nougatine, Pistachio powder or paste, Chestnut cake, Pogne de Romans, Apple paste, ... All
CornflourCornflour: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Langoustine gratin, Blanquette of veal, Gâteau Basque , Lime confectioner's custard (pastry cream), Almond cream or frangipane, ... All

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