milk tart

★★★★★ 1 Review
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By Jenn Visser
from Hermitage, TN

My family fell in love with this simple, lightly sweet dessert, which is a regular with South African cuisine.

serves 8
prep time 20 Min
cook time 30 Min

Ingredients For milk tart

  • 1
    Deep dish pie crust
  • 2
    eggs, separated
  • 1/4 tsp
    cream of tartar
  • 2 1/4 c
    milk
  • 1/4 c
    sugar
  • 3/4 c
    cake flour
  • 1/2 tsp
    salt
  • 2 Tbsp
    butter
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp
    cinnamon
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How To Make milk tart

  • 1
    Combine egg whites and cream of tartar. Beat with an electric mixer till soft peaks form, then set aside
  • 2
    Combine milk and sugar in a medium sauce pan over medium heat until warm
  • 3
    Ladle out about a cup of warmed milk into a bowl with the sifted flour. Whisk smooth and then add to sauce pan with rest of milk.
  • 4
    Add egg yolks and salt to sauce pan, stirring to combine.
  • 5
    Raise heat to medium high, bringing mixture to boil. Stir frequently, until thickened. About 10 minutes.
  • 6
    Remove from heat, add butter and vanilla. Let it sit for 5 minutes to cool.
  • 7
    Fold in egg whites and pour into pie crust.
  • 8
    Sprinkle with cinnamon and bake for 30 minutes at 375 degrees until filling is firm.

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