How to make it

  • Pre-heat oven to 180C/gas 4.
  • Place the flour and butter in a food processor and blend top a breadcrumb consistency.
  • Beat the eggs, icing sugar and vanilla extract together in a bowl and add this into the food processor.
  • Pulse until the ingredients have combined together to form a ball. Do not over work. Remove from the food processor bowl and wrap in cling film. Leave to rest in the fridge for 1 hour, then remove.
  • On a lightly floured surface, roll the pastry out to 5mm thick and use it to line a greased 25cm tart ring. Cover with baking parchment, fill with baking beans and bake ‘blind’ for 20 minutes. Remove from the oven, discard the baking beans and turn down the heat to 160C/gas 2.
  • In a saucepan, bring the whipping cream to the boil with the split vanilla pod. Whisk together the egg yolks and caster sugar before pouring the cream onto them, stirring continually. Pass through a sieve and add a small amount of grated nutmeg.
  • Pour the mix into the tart shell and bake on the middle shelf of the over for 30 - 40 minutes or until the custard appears set but not too firm.
  • Turn the tart out onto a plate and serve.

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  • radicalbyte 5 years ago
    Looks nice.

    Any suggestions on what to make with the egg whites? Other than the obvious meringue ;-)
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    " It was excellent "
    turtle66 ate it and said...
    I love Custard Pie...:)
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    " It was excellent "
    nakedchef ate it and said...
    great recipe, thanks
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    " It was excellent "
    ahmed1 ate it and said...
    Thanks for sharing.Great one.
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  • mellian 6 years ago
    And the nutmeg MUST be freshly grated. Delicious recipe!
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  • inmaculada 7 years ago
    I´m sure I would love this pretty tart. What can be better than a vanilla-custard tart? only two.
    Thanks a lot.
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    " It was excellent "
    cherihannah ate it and said...
    I have to find metric measurements. I am not sure of them. But anyway I will light my table candles & will serve this for supper dessert tomorrow night. I can't wait because I love hearing about the Royal family & I will love to have on my table one of her desserts!! Thank you so much!
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  • eirika 7 years ago
    I love baked custard and I love custard tarts, this looks like a great recipe. Thank you!
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  • dandelion 7 years ago
    Do you think I will still need 20 minutes bake time if I use 5 inch tart pans?
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    alexbutler ate it and said...
    Great. I saw the show too...good enough for our new British cooking group!
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  • psy333che 7 years ago
    This is incredible and a wonderful treat
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  • pinchmysalt 7 years ago
    I can't wait to try this!
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