Hong Kong Style Egg Tarts

Hong Kong Style Egg Tarts

Difficulty: Intermediate Prep Time 20 min Cook Time 20 min Rest Time 30 min Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
Servings: 16
Best Season: Suitable throughout the year


These flaky and delicious treats are typically served for breakfast, but can be enjoyed anytime of the day.


Pastry Dough

Custard Filling


  1. In a large bowl, sift flour, sugar, and salt. Add softened butter. Knead the dough gently with your hands, being careful not to knead too much or it will become tough. Add 2 Tbsp. of beaten eggs to the dough and continue to knead lightly. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

  2. To make the custard filling, whisk sugar and salt into the hot water. Add the remaining beaten eggs, milk, and vanilla. Stir and and strain the filling to ensure there are no lumps. Chill in the refrigerator.

  3. Preheat the oven to 400 ̊F and lightly spray a tart pan with oil. Divide the dough into 16 equal portions. Roll one portion of the dough into a ball and place in a tart shell. Press the dough into the pan with your fingers, trying to make the crust thickness uniform. Repeat for all.

  4. Pour the custard filling into each shell until they are approx. 80% full. Bake for 15—20 minutes until golden brown and a toothpick can stand in the egg tart.

  5. Allow to cool, and top with seasonal fruit.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size

Servings 16

Amount Per Serving
Calories 157kcal
Calories from Fat kcal
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7.6g12%
Saturated Fat 4.3g22%
Trans Fat g
Cholesterol 68mg23%
Sodium 100mg5%
Potassium 49mg2%
Total Carbohydrate 18.8g7%
Dietary Fiber 0.4g2%
Sugars 6.9g
Protein 3.7g8%

Vitamin A IU
Vitamin C mg
Calcium 2 mg
Iron 6 mg
Vitamin D 44 IU
Vitamin E IU
Vitamin K mcg
Thiamin mg
Riboflavin mg
Niacin mg
Vitamin B6 mg
Folate mcg
Vitamin B12 mcg
Biotin mcg
Pantothenic Acid mg
Phosphorus mg
Iodine g
Magnesium mmol
Zinc mcg
Selenium mg
Copper mg
Manganese mg
Chromium mcg
Molybdenum mg
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* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


Average cost of recipe per serving: $0.61

Note: The costs are an estimated calculation and are subject to variation depending on the time of year and your location.

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Keywords: dim sum, pastry, egg
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