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The custard tart, the word itself, comes from the old French croustade, meaning a kind of pie but in Britain, but the custard tart is regarded as a classic British dish, and its history can be traced as far back as Henry VI.
Servings 8
Calories 403 kcal
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time1 hr 5 mins

Ingredients
 

  • 6 medium egg yolks
  • 85 g caster sugar
  • 2 vanilla pods, split
  • 568 ml whipping cream
  • 2 tsp freshly grated nutmeg
  • 2 tsp orange flower water
  • ½ tsp cornflour or arrowroot, level
  • 19cm x 5cm approximatel, blind baked pastry case, with a high lip to the edge, at least ½ cm above the rim of the flan tin

For the Sauce

  • 300 g frozen fruits of the forest, or similar
  • 100 g caster sugar
  • 150 ml cold water
  • squeeze of lemon juice

Instructions
 

  • Pre-heat the oven to 160C gas 3.
  • Pour the cream into a small saucepan, add the vanilla pod and bring to a boil.
  • Meanwhile, whisk the egg yolks and sugar together for 1 minute, then add the arrowroot.
  • Pour on the boiling cream and stir well, add the orange flower water and pass the whole lot through a fine sieve.
  • Pour 3/4 's of the cream and egg mixture into the pastry case and carefully place in the oven.
  • Then add the remaining custard with a ramekin or sauceboat until the case is full. I do this as the cooked filling will settle slightly; you need the chilled finished filling to be level with the top of the flan tin once trimmed.
  • Cook until set and wobbly this will be around the 30-minute mark, so keep an eye on the oven.
  • When cooked, remove from the oven and grate over the nutmeg, then leave to cool and chill well, preferably overnight.
  • Liquidise the defrosted fruits, sugar, lemon juice and half the water into a smooth sauce. Add a touch more water if needed, strain through a fine sieve.
  • To serve, cut into 6-8 nice wedges, dust with icing sugar and pour over a little fruit sauce.
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Nutrition Facts
Egg Custard Tart
Amount per Serving
Calories
403
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
30
g
46
%
Saturated Fat
 
18
g
113
%
Cholesterol
 
244
mg
81
%
Sodium
 
35
mg
2
%
Potassium
 
90
mg
3
%
Carbohydrates
 
31
g
10
%
Fiber
 
1
g
4
%
Sugar
 
27
g
30
%
Protein
 
4
g
8
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Keyword egg
Course Dessert, Pies / Flans / Tarts, Tarts
Cuisine British, ITV This Morning, Spring, Summer
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