South African Melktert (Milktart)

READY IN: 15mins
Recipe by Bokenpop aka Madele

This is a wonderfully thick and flavourful milk custard set in a crust. A traditional tart which is loved by young and old alike. Children especially love the filling as a dessert.

Top Review by icynorth

The filling was very good and easy to prepare. I decided to make this with a shortbread crust instead since that is my personal preference for this pie. A prebaked frozen pie crust would work well too.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat 3 cups of milk to boiling point.
  2. Mix remaining milk, flour, sugar, extracts, salt and egg yolks together and add to hot milk.
  3. Cook until very thick and remove from stove.
  4. Whisk egg whites to stiff peak stage and add to milk mixture after it has been off the stove for 5 minutes.
  5. Stir in margarine and pour mixture into ready-made pie shells.
  6. Sprinkle with cinnamon.
  7. Refrigerate to cool and set.

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