blackberry custard tarts on a cooling rack

Egg custard recipes

Whip up your own egg custard for these tempting sweet treats. Use homemade custard in traditional fruity bakes, classic crème brûlée and Portuguese-inspired tarts.

15 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

These Portuguese-style golden tartlets are perfect to finish off a dinner party or as an afternoon treat with coffee

1 hr and 30 mins
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91 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

Once you've cracked this technique for silky smooth vanilla custard, you'll never go back to tinned

25 mins
Easy
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4 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Treat the family to this baked egg custard for a comforting dessert. Serve warm or leave to cool in the fridge overnight and enjoy with poached fruit

50 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
Gluten-free
2 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

Bake your own custard tart with our next-level recipe. We’ve updated this classic dessert with a few extra touches, including a new way to make pastry with brown butter

1 hr and 20 mins
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Vegetarian
31 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

There's something so honest about a custard tart, simply topped with a grating of nutmeg

1 hr and 50 mins
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107 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

With a rich, creamy vanilla custard and crunchy, caramelised topping, our crème brûlée makes the ultimate indulgent dessert. Follow our professional tips for mastering this classic French sweet

55 mins
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229 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

This recipe tastes even better with homegrown rhubarb

1 hr and 20 mins
Easy
2 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

How can you improve a traditional egg custard tart? We've tried by spicing up the pastry with nutmeg and adding berries

1 hr and 30 mins
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9 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

Mary Cadogan shows us how to make a classic French crème pâtissière – the perfect filling for these lovely summer fruit tartlets

1 hr and 20 mins
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5 ratings 3.6 out of 5 star rating

This easy and comforting pud is the perfect way to round off a family lunch

1 hr and 25 mins
Easy
4 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Blackberries and custard like you never tasted them before - utterly irresistible

30 mins
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4 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Celebrate raspberry season with this take on crème brûlée. The sharp tang of this red fruit cuts through a rich custard base for the perfect summer dessert

45 mins
Easy
Gluten-free
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