Savoury-sweet African Star Apples (Agbalumo) and Egg Custard come together in the perfect African Dessert.

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Traditional African cuisine rarely celebrates the dessert. It instead prefers to concentrate on centre-piece worthy dishes, which are usually the main course. In a way, the gap created by the under-appreciation of dessert in African cuisine appeals to the recipe-developer part of me.

Most times however, I dont need a gap to activate the need to get in my kitchen and combine flavours. And speaking of combining flavours, I have a bit of experience here, some of which has been, quite frankly put, inedible, and best deleted from memory. But there have been others, which have been a pure treat to the tastebud, even if I say so myself. And this is one of them.

I´d never had custard tarts before I met my English husband. But since then, I have become addicted to them.. well, sort of!  And, that is the reason I couldn’t resist the urge to make my own..

African-inspired Egg Custard tartlet featuring cognac-macerated African Star Apples. Indulgent and flavoursome!Click To Tweet And it certainly is not your everyday treat!

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African Star Apple (Agbalumo) & Egg Custard Tartlets
African Star Apple (Agbalumo) & Egg Custard Tartlets
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25 minutes 20 minutes
African Star Apple (Agbalumo) & Egg Custard Tartlets
African Star Apple (Agbalumo) & Egg Custard Tartlets
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Cook Time Passive Time
25 minutes 20 minutes
Ingredients
For the Fruit
For the Tartlet
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Instructions
For the Fruit
  1. Macerate the African Star Apples.
For the Egg Custard Filling
  1. Whisk together the eggs and sugar in a large bowl, until the mixture is pale and creamy. Then mix the cream, milk, and vanilla pod into a saucepan, and slowly bring to a boil.
  2. Pour this mix over the eggs, whisking as you mix. You should have little bubbles in the mixture. Pour the custard into a pouring jug, and fill the tartlet bases.
  3. Bake for 25 minutes at 160 degrees (fan-assisted, until you see a small dome on the custard, indicating that the custard is cooked. Allow the tartlets to cool completely in their foil cases for at least 20 minutes
  4. Then arrange the macerated fruit on top of the tarts. Sprinkle some desiccated coconut over the tartlets and serve.

 

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Nutrition Facts
African Star Apple (Agbalumo) & Egg Custard Tartlets
Amount Per Serving
Calories 276 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15g 23%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.03g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.1g
Cholesterol 1mg 0%
Sodium 7mg 0%
Potassium 378mg 11%
Total Carbohydrates 28g 9%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 23g
Protein 3g 6%
Vitamin A 0.3%
Calcium 6%
Iron 2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

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Take care,

 

Emem..xo