English Custard Tart

english custard tart

English Custard Tart

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Traditional English Custard tart is a great favourite and well worth making at home.
Calories: 1256


  • 4 oz flour
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 tbsp spoon caster sugar
  • 2 oz butter
  • 1 - 2 tbsp spoons water

for the custard:

  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 1 oz caster sugar
  • 1/2 pint milk
  • 1/2 tsp grated
  • nutmeg


  • To prepare the pastry, sift the flour and salt into a mixing bowl, then stir in the sugar. Add the butter in pieces and rub into the flour until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs.
  • Gradually stir in enough water to form a soft dough. Form the dough into a ball and wrap in foil or greaseproof paper. Chill in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
  • Roll out the chilled dough on a floured board to a circle large enough to line a 17.5cm (7 in) flan dish placed on a baking sheet.
  • Prick the bottom of the dough. Chill in the refrigerator for a further 15 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, make the custard. Put the eggs and sugar in a mixing bowl and beat in the milk with a fork until the sugar dissolves. Strain the custard into the chilled flan case.
  • Sprinkle with the grated nutmeg and bake in a fairly hot oven (200°C/400°F or Gas Mark 6) for 10 minutes.
  • Lower the heat to moderate (180°C/350°F or Gas Mark 4) and bake for a further 20 to 25 minutes or until the pastry is golden and the filling is set.
  • Serve warm or cold.
Calories: 1256 kcal
Carbohydrates: 139 g
Protein: 32 g
Fat: 64g
Saturated Fat: 37 g
Trans Fat: 2 g
Cholesterol: 475 mg
Sodium: 674 mg
Potassium: 573 mg
Fiber: 3 g
Sugar: 53 g
Vitamin A: 2297 IU
Calcium: 376 mg
Iron: 7 mg
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