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Milk Tarts

Classic Milk tarts made with traditional ingredients like milk, sugar, butter and flour. Simple dessert with lovely flavors in a buttery, creamy milk tart.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Chill Time1 d
Total Time1 d 30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: South African
Keyword: Milk Tart
Servings: 16
Calories: 256kcal



  • 2 cups All Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 1 stick Butter (1/2 cup)
  • 1 Egg


  • 4 1/2 cups Milk
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 3 Beaten Eggs
  • 3 tbsp Flour
  • 3 tbsp Corn Starch
  • 1 tbsp Butter
  • 1 tsp Vanilla



  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. In a medium sized bowl, blend the flour and the sugar together. Cut the stick of butter into a few pieces and rub into the flour and sugar mixture. It should resemble breadcrumbs when it is done.
  • Then beat the egg and add to the mixture. When it is combined, press into either 2 pie pans or a cupcake pan. Bake in the oven for 10-15 minutes.


  • Pour the milk into a medium sized pot and add the sugar. Bring this mixture to a boil over a low heat, stirring frequently. This part takes a long time but be patient. If you have the heat up too high it will curdle the milk and you'll have to start over again.
  • Beat together the eggs, flour and corn starch. Mix it well so there are no more lumps in the mixture. It should look a little something like the following picture.
  • When the milk mixture has boiled, pour it into the egg mixture while stirring. Once blended pour the whole mixture back into the pot. Place it back on the stove over a medium-low heat and stir until the mixture has become thick. Remove the pot from the heat and add the butter and vanilla. Stir well, until the butter has completely melted.
  • Pour the mixture into the pie base and sprinkle a little cinnamon on top. Place them in the refrigerator until well cooled. This is probably best done overnight. Enjoy!!


Calories: 256kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 65mg | Sodium: 103mg | Potassium: 127mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 370IU | Calcium: 88mg | Iron: 1mg