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This egg tart recipe is not too sweet, and it uses cream cheese for the crust. Speaking of crust, I always hesitated when it comes to making crust because I always think it’s messy and lots of cleanup. However,  this crust is easy to make using only 2 bowls (1 medium and 1 large)– yeah… less scrubbing for me!

Egg Tarts

Egg Tarts

Egg Tart Recipe (makes 12 pieces) recipe from my neighbor Auntie Wang:


3 oz soften cream cheese
4 oz butter
1 cup flour

3 eggs + 1 egg yolk
1 1/4 cup milk
1/3 cup sugar (1/2 cup if you like it sweeter)
2-3 drops of vanilla extract


  1. Put butter in a medium bowl and microwave until butter melts. Put flour into a big bowl.
  2. Cut cream cheese into pieces and stir into melted butter till no big chunks of cream cheese left.
  3. Pour cream cheese mixture into flour and mix well to form a dough. The dough shouldn’t stick to the edge of the bowl. Add in a bit more flour if the dough is too sticky.
  4. Divide dough into 12 portions and press each into a muffin mold. Preheat oven to 375° F.
  5. For the filling, beat the eggs and yolk and pour into milk to mix well. Add vanilla extract and sugar, continue whisking until sugar dissolves.
  6. Filter egg mixture into prepared crusts. Baked at medium low rack of the oven for 20 minutes.
  7. Leave the tarts in the oven with oven door slightly open for a few minutes before taking them out. Remove from molds and cool on the rack.

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