Hong Kong Style Egg Tarts

Hong Kong Style Egg Tarts

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  • Prep

    25 m
  • Cook

    20 m
  • Ready In

    45 m
Recipe by  wildcat

“Very easy to make Chinese style Egg Tart, you can put the leftovers in the refrigerator for later use for up to 3 days. You can reduce the sugar used on the crust and the filling to fit your taste, this recipe is lightly sweetened. If you want to you, can add more sugar to the filling. Hope you enjoy it!”

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Original recipe yields 12 tarts



  1. In a medium bowl, mix together the confectioners' sugar and flour. Mix in butter with a fork until it is in small crumbs. Stir in the egg and vanilla until the mixture forms a dough. The texture should be slightly moist. Add more butter if it is too dry, or more flour, if the dough seems greasy. Shape dough into 1 1/2 inch balls, and press the balls into tart molds so that it covers the bottom, and goes up higher than the sides. Use 2 fingers to shape the edge into an A shape.
  2. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C). Combine the white sugar and water in a medium saucepan, and bring to a boil. Cook until the sugar is dissolved, remove from heat and cool to room temperature. Strain the eggs through a sieve, and whisk into the sugar mixture. Stir in the evaporated milk and vanilla. Strain the filling through a sieve, and fill the tart shells.
  3. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes in the preheated oven, until golden brown, and the filling is puffed up a little bit.

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Boy, were my parents surprised to come home to find fresh, homemade egg tarts! We're a Chinese family living in San Francisco who go out to Chinatown every weekend, so we know our Chinese dim sum! After starting the crust, I realized I didn't have any evaporated milk, so I substituted instant skim milk powder reconstituted in water (we don't keep milk around the house). It still turned out great! The custard is perfect - just like the ones from Chinatown! Next time, I'll reduce the sugar in the crust because it reminded me of a sugar cookie. I also used a mini muffin tin because I didnt' have any tart shells. I would recommend rolling the dough into balls and rolling them out with a rolling pin because the crust was uneven and a little too thick in some of them. I would also lower the oven temperature next time because the crust was brown before the custard was set, though it may be because I used the mini muffin tin. The house smelled wonderful while these were baking!



These are absolutely delicious! I hesitated after seeing the mix reviews but decided to go ahead anyway.The recipe is easy to follow, and yes, the tarts taste like bought-from-store. I've reduced the sugar for the dough to 90gm and 100 gm for the custard as I do not like them too sweet. And yes, there is too much custard for the dough - you'll need 1.5 times of the dough to use up the custard. I've substituted evaporated milk with fresh milk and they still turn out great. I've tried replacing butter with margarine and regretted it - the tarts were bland. So just stick to butter. Will definitely make this again. My dad and husband were totally impressed! Thanks for the recipe :}



the egg custard was good, taste just like the ones from the chinese bakery shop. however, the pastry is somewhat flat - suggest using cake flour instead of plain flour for added fluffiness.

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Amount Per Serving (12 total)

  • Calories
  • 421 cal
  • 21%
  • Fat
  • 21.4 g
  • 33%
  • Carbs
  • 47.8 g
  • 15%
  • Protein
  • 10.1 g
  • 20%
  • Cholesterol
  • 223 mg
  • 74%
  • Sodium
  • 190 mg
  • 8%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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