Chinese - Egg Custard Tarts with Bananas & Caramel

Chinese - Egg Custard Tarts With Bananas & Caramel Recipe

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I've been known to eat a few egg custard tarts, this recipe sounds delicious. Recipe courtesy Ching-He Huang.

I have posted this here for play in Culinary Quest.

Special equipment required to make these a 3 1/2-inch plain cutter.


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25 Min
20 Min


  • 2 Tbsp
    unsalted butter, softened, plus more, melted, for greasing the pan
  • 2
    premade unbaked refrigerated pie crusts
  • 1 1/4 c
    whole milk
  • 1/2 c
    whole milk
  • 2 large
    egg yolks
  • 1 large
  • 1/2 c
    packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp
    ground cinnamon
  • 2 medium
    bananas, thinly sliced into half-moons
  • ·
    thick caramel sauce, for serving

How to Make Chinese - Egg Custard Tarts with Bananas & Caramel


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Grease a 12-portion nonstick muffin tin with melted butter.
  3. Cut circles out of the pie crusts using a 3 1/2-inch plain cutter and transfer them to the cups of the muffin tin.
  4. Press the dough evenly into the edges of each muffin cup, lining the sides.
  5. Whisk the milk, confectioners' sugar, egg yolks and egg together in a large glass measuring cup until smooth.
  6. Carefully pour the milk-sugar mixture into each crust, leaving 1/8 inch at the top.
  7. Bake in the center of the oven until the pastry begins to brown, the filling is set but still jiggles, and a toothpick inserted into the center of a tart comes out clean, 12 to 15 minutes.
  8. Cool in the pan for 10 minutes before removing.
  9. Meanwhile, combine the brown sugar with 2 tablespoons water in a small saucepan over medium heat and stir until completely melted.
  10. Stir in the butter and cinnamon until melted and smooth. Remove from the heat and cool.
  11. To serve, arrange about 5 banana slices on top of each tart, overlapping them in a flower petal pattern.
  12. Serve the tarts immediately with caramel sauce drizzled over the top.

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About Chinese - Egg Custard Tarts with Bananas & Caramel

Course/Dish: Pies
Main Ingredient: Eggs
Regional Style: Chinese

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