Custard & nutmeg tart

Custard & nutmeg tart

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Prep: 20 mins Cook: 50 mins

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Serves 10
Sweeten the filling for this low sugar dessert naturally with sultanas soaked in milk - use ready-to-roll pastry to save time

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal219
  • fat13g
  • saturates5g
  • carbs18g
  • sugars4g
  • fibre1g
  • protein6g
  • salt0.5g
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Ingredients

  • 500ml whole milk

    Milk

    mill-k

    One of the most widely used ingredients, milk is often referred to as a complete food. While cow…

  • 4 large eggs
    Eggs

    Egg

    egg

    The ultimate convenience food, eggs are powerhouses of nutrition, packed with protein and a…

  • 25g sultanas
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • fresh nutmeg, for grating
    Nutmeg

    Nutmeg

    nut-meg

    One of the most useful of spices for both sweet and savoury

  • finely grated zest 1 orange
    Orange

    Orange

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  • 320g pack ready-rolled shortcrust pastry
  • plain flour, for dusting

Method

  1. Beat the milk and eggs together, strain into a jug and stir in the sultanas, vanilla, a generous grating of nutmeg and the orange zest. Chill to allow the flavours to mingle while you prepare the tart case.

  2. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6 with a baking tray inside. Roll the pastry out a little thinner on a lightly floured surface until large enough to line a loose-bottomed 23cm tart tin, leaving the excess pastry overhanging at the top. Chill for 20 mins. Line the pastry case with baking parchment, fill with baking beans and cook on the heated tray for 10-15 mins. Remove the beans and parchment, and bake for 5 mins more to cook the base of the tart. Turn the heat down to 180C/160C fan/ gas 4. Trim round the edge of the pastry case with a sharp knife to remove the excess.

  3. Carefully pour the custard mixture into the tart case, evenly distributing the sultanas, then grate over some more nutmeg. Bake for 20-30 mins until the custard is set but it still has a wobble in the centre. Cool to room temperature or chill before serving.

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