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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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.
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Pick up the rolled-out pastry by rolling it loosly around the rolling pin...

Stage 3 - 1 min.
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...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.
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Make sure the pastry sits right down into the bottom of the tin...

Stage 5 - 1 min.
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...then trim of the overhanging edge.

Stage 6
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Put the lined tin to wait in the fridge.

Stage 7 - 8 min.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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

% 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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Caster sugarCaster sugar: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Sicilian Epiphany Pie, Butter cream, Soft fruits in sabayon, Muffin dough, Cranachan, ... All
Pistachio powder or pastePistachio powder or paste: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Pistachio confectioner's custard, Pear, grapefruit and pistachio tart, Mini apricot and pistachio brioches, Pistachio madeleines, Pistachio cream, ... All

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