Mini melktert cups recipe

We all like dessert, but melktert is arguably the one that South Africans like the most. This creamy custard pie with cinnamon is one of our most famous dishes, but we believe it requires a makeover. We want to retain the flavour yet give the party a fun touch. If you’re not accustomed to preparing your own custard, these small melktert cups are simple to prepare and taste just as good.

Mini melktert cups tips

Remember, store-bought buttery puff pastry is still delicious. These cups will be par baked, and if you don’t want the bottom to puff up too much, weigh them down with rice or sugar. To create the custard, you may either use a microwave or a double boiler. Not only should you sprinkle them with cinnamon, but you can also sprinkle them with cocoa powder or chocolate chips to make them seem more festive.

If you’re looking for a fun spin on traditional South African sweets, we’ve got you covered. These mini melktert cups are the perfect braai treats for this weekend.

Milktart Pastries Recipe

Mini melktert cups recipe

Recipe by Kerryn du Toit

Course: Dessert

Cuisine: Global

Difficulty: Easy

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 30 minutes

Total time: 40 minutes

These delicious pastries with a milk tart filling are the perfect bite-sized treat.


  • 1 tin condensed milk

  • 1 roll puff pastry

  • 3 tsp cornflour

  • 3 tsp Cremora (coffee creamer)

  • 4 eggs

  • 3 cups water

  • Cinnamon

Method – Pastry

  • Roll out your puff pastry and then cut out round circles to fit in the greased cupcake tin.
  • You will then place the pastry into the cupcake tin, lightly pressing it down and piercing it with a fork.
  • You will then bake in an oven at 220°C for 8-10 minutes until puffed up and golden.
  • Once this is done, remove it from the oven and let cool down.


  • Add the Cremora to the 3 cups of water and make sure the mixture is completely integrated. Whisk through.
  • Add the cornstarch to the Cremora mixture and whisk all lumps out.
  • Add the condensed milk and the eggs (one at a time) whacking through the mixture.
  • Next place the wet mixture in the microwave and microwave at high for 7 minutes.
  • Take out and whack all lumps out.
  • Microwave for another 5 minutes and whisk again
  • Take out, and whisk out all lumps and microwave for another 3 minutes.
  • Once this is done put it in the fridge to cool. The mixture will thicken.
  • Once cooled, place the mixture into a piping bag. Pipe into the individual tartlets, sprinkle with cinnamon and add a dollop of whipped cream to the side to make it a dessert.

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