Sugar free Milk tart

What  is a milk tart you may ask? This is a traditional dutch South African recipe called “melktert” translated to milk tart.  Its a sweet pastry tart filled with a creamy milk custard and sprinkled with cinnamon. The authentic way of making a milk tart requires a lot of milk, sugar and egg, but my vegan version is sugar free and a lot healthier for you! This is a recipe that everyone should try!


MILK TART – 1 large tart or 2 smaller ones



  • 1/4 cup cold margarine
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup or agave nectar
  • 1 cup wholewheat flour
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg


Preheat oven to 356F

In a large bowl add the flour, cinnamon and nutmeg.  Next add the margarine and syrup and start working it into the flour until you have a soft play dough consistency.  On a floured surface roll our the dough and place into a pie dish, prick the bottom with a fork.  Bake for 20 minutes until lightly brown, remove from heat and let cool.


Milk tart filling



2 1/2 cups Soy milk 

4 tbsp agave nectar ( or to taste)

1/2 tsp cinnamon and extra for sprinkling

1 tsp vanilla essence

3 tbsp corn flour


In a small pot bring 2 cups of milk to boil with the cinnamon, add in the agave nectar and vanilla and stir well.  In a separate bowl mix the rest of the milk with the corn flour and slowly add to the milk mixture and allow to thicken.  Remove from heat and pour into the pie crust, sprinkle with cinnamon and place in refrigerator for 1 hour before serving.  Enjoy chilled.  


This is a great treat and is sure to impress.  Enjoy your weekend lovelies!


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