Vanilla Custard Tart Recipe

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For the Tarts:


  • 175g Plain Flour
  • 75g Butter
  • 25g Caster Sugar
  • Pinch Nutmeg
  • 1 egg yolk


For the Custard Filling:

  • 350ml Milk
  • 4 x Medium Eggs
  • 40g Caster Sugar
  • 1tsp Vanilla Extract 


1. To make the pastry, sift the flour into a bowl, add the butter and rub until breadcrumbs. Stir in the nutmeg, caster sugar and egg yolk and mix until it forms a ball. Gently tip onto a lightly floured work surface and gently knead until smooth and combined.

2. Roll out the pastry until 2mm thick and cut to fit tins you are using. Chill for approx 30 mins.

3. To make the custard, put all the ingredients in a jug and whisk until well blended. Once the pastry has chilled pour the custard mixture gently into the cases, be careful not to overfill.

4. Bake in a preheated 180 degrees oven for 20-25 minutes until the pastry is golden brown and the custard filling is firm but slightly wobbly.  

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  1. Sammie

    These look delicious and are my hubby's absolute favourite. I may tweak the recipe slightly as I'm obsessed with nutmeg, when it's added to milk or egg dishes. Absolutely yummy. I'll let you know when I've made them.

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