Maple Eggnog Tarts


Desserts / Fancy Pastries

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18 portions
Metric Imperial

Ingredients

TART SHELLS

  • 18 home-made or store-bought tart shells

MAPLE-SPICE CUSTARD

  • 2 cups milk or 5% or 10% cream
  • 2 whole eggs
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup (preferably dark syrup for its robust flavour)
  • 3 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/ 2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 pinch ground cloves
  • 1 oz dark rum (optional)

DECORATION

  • Maple flakes or maple sugar

Method

TART SHELLS

  1. Bake tart shells according to recipe or package instructions.

MAPLE-SPICE CUSTARD

  1. Meanwhile, heat the milk in a saucepan over medium-low heat.
  2. In a bowl, whisk the whole eggs with the egg yolks, maple syrup, cornstarch, vanilla, spices, and (if desired) the rum.
  3. Stir in a ladle of warm milk to warm the eggs
  4. Pour the mixture into the saucepan and heat over medium, stirring until the custard thickens, about 5 to 7 minutes. When it reaches the boiling point, cook 1 more minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and quickly transfer to a bowl.
  5. Cover with plastic wrap and let cool to room temperature, then put into the fridge for at least 1 hour.
  6. Remove from fridge. Stir the custard vigorously.

ASSEMBLY

  1. Spoon maple-spice custard into the tart shells. Just before serving, garnish with maple flakes or maple sugar.

YIELD: 18 tarts

REFRIGERATION TIME: 1 hour


Suggestion

Heat the maple sugar with a crème brûlée torch for a caramelized, crunchy topping!

Storing

The custard will keep in the fridge for 1 week.

Baked tart shells will keep at room temperature for at least 1 week.

Custard-filled tarts will keep in the fridge for 2 days.

The Quebec Maple Syrup Producers are not in any way responsible for the identification or presence of allergens in recipes or for the classification of any recipe as vegetarian or vegan.

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More about Maple

Maple syrup comes in four classifications, according to colour and taste.

At the start of sugaring season, syrup is generally clear, with a lightly sweet taste. It becomes darker and caramelized as the season goes on.

An unopened can of maple syrup keeps for many years.

Once the can is opened, syrup should be kept in an airtight container in a cool place.

100% pure maple butter contains no butter or dairy.

Like all 100% pure maple products, maple butter comes from the sap of the maple tree… and that’s all.

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