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How to cook Filipino Egg Tarts

Filipino Egg Tarts Recipe is a pastry commonly found and sold in local bakeries in the Philippines which consists of an outer pastry crust that is filled with egg custard and baked.

Egg tarts come in many variations, including egg white, milk, honey egg, ginger flavored egg, which are variations of a traditional milk custard, and also chocolate tarts.  This Filipino style Egg Tarts Recipe is very easy to make, you can reduce the sugar used in the crust and the filling to fit your taste, this recipe is lightly sweetened just add more sugar to the filling if you want it to more sweeter. 

Filipino Egg Tarts Recipe is a great finger food for any occasions especially during Christmas Parties or birthday celebrations.


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Filipino Egg Tarts Ingredients

  • 1 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 3 cups cake flour
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 dash vanilla extract
  • 2/3 cup white sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 9 eggs, beaten
  • 1 dash vanilla extract
  • 1 cup evaporated milk

Filipino Egg Tarts Cooking Instructions

  • In a mixing 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.
  • Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F or 230 degrees Celcius.
  • 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.
  • 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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8 Responses

  1. Sprinkle

    December 20th, 2012 at 2:22 pm


    I loved the way the recipe was looking. I’m going to try it out soon and i so wish it turns out to be exactly the same as the authors. Thanks for the superb Recipe.

  2. cheidy moya

    December 21st, 2012 at 1:07 am


    hum..amazing food,i like that

  3. Ruth Hill

    December 22nd, 2012 at 9:23 pm


    I love the rich yellow color of the filling

  4. Natasha Brodsky

    December 24th, 2012 at 12:11 pm


    These look DELICIOUS! Thanks!!!

  5. Kati

    December 27th, 2012 at 9:35 pm


    Now that looks amazing! I just need to get the little dishes to make em with!!

  6. Chrystal D

    January 4th, 2013 at 5:11 pm


    Oh my, they look SO good! Thanks for the recipe & instructions!

  7. Carmel

    May 29th, 2013 at 4:50 pm


    I am searching for a TORTA recipe, the ones barrio folks bake during fiesta celebrations. It is like a muffin but as big as muffin or cake (but with no icing) and with sugar sprinkled at the top and its wrap at the bottom in a Japanese paper.. I hope you can post a Torta recipe soon, thank you.

  8. Ed Joven

    October 3rd, 2013 at 9:28 am


    Hi Carmel,

    Here the recipe for the torta Cebuano dessert. Goodluck!

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