Tart Filling

    15 minutes

    Classic Custard Tarts are a favourite for any occassion! This simple recipe gives you tasty custard filling to be used with your favourite dessert.

    18 people made this

    Serves: 16 

    • 440g caster sugar
    • 4 tablespoons cornflour
    • 900ml low fat milk
    • 4 egg yolks
    • 1 pinch salt
    • 1 tablespoon (20g) butter
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence

    Preparation:5min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:15min 

    1. In a large saucepan, mix together the sugar, cornflour and 1 pint milk. If making chocolate, mix in cocoa powder. Bring to the boil and stir frequently until mixture thickens.
    2. Whisk together remaining milk with egg yolks. As filling thickens, add egg yolk mixture and stir frequently. Bring to the boil for 1 minute.
    3. Remove from heat, stir in butter and vanilla.
    4. Pour into baked pastry cases. Refrigerate until chilled. Top with fresh fruit.

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    The eggs and milk part needs to be whisked before even turning on the heat because the mixture needs to be stirred CONSTANTLY (NOT "Frequently"!!!) It will burn if you stop stirring it even for a moment. It seems to be good other than that.  -  13 Jan 2008  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    This was good. The recipe worked out and it did make a pudding and was not hard to make at all. On the down side, when using it as a pie filling with a graham cracker crust, it seeps more liquid than I would like a pie to. It sets up fine but then liquid seeps from it. I made it with cocoa powder for a chocolate pudding pie and I topped it with whipped cream. I made it for my son because he hates Key Lime and I made Key Lime for my husband, and my son did not care for it at all. He might just be more used to the instant puddings. It is really important with this pudding to really get all the white away from the yolks, my yolks were not too eager to fully separate, despite my use of an egg separator, so I had little bits of curdled egg white in it, not a lot but it freaked my son out. I did not have a problem with burning. I use quality thick bottom pots and have an electric stove and heated it on medium heat and stirring with a wire whisk.  -  20 Oct 2009  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I just eyeballed the amount of cocoa and it tastes great but seems runny... maybe less milk next time i make it. Otherwise I loved it...  -  16 Oct 2010  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)