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A Microwave Milktart, also known as “melktert” in Afrikaans, is a quick and convenient way to make this South African dessert using a microwave. Milktart is a creamy and custardy dessert with a hint of cinnamon and a sweet pastry crust. Here’s a simple description of how to make Microwave Milktart:


For the Crust:

Graham Cracker Crumbs: You can use crushed graham crackers or a pre-made graham cracker crust.
For the Filling:

Milk: You’ll need whole milk for the creamy custard filling.
Eggs: Eggs help thicken the custard and provide a smooth texture.
Sugar: Granulated sugar adds sweetness to the custard.
Cornstarch: Cornstarch acts as a thickening agent.
Vanilla Extract: Adds flavor to the filling.
Ground Cinnamon: A pinch of ground cinnamon provides a warm and aromatic touch.

Here’s a general outline of how to prepare Microwave Milktart:

For the Crust:

If you’re not using a pre-made graham cracker crust, prepare your graham cracker crumbs by crushing graham crackers into fine crumbs. Press the crumbs into the base of a microwave-safe pie dish or individual serving dishes to form the crust.
For the Filling:

In a microwave-safe bowl, whisk together the eggs, sugar, cornstarch, vanilla extract, and a pinch of ground cinnamon until well combined.

Gradually add the milk to the egg mixture, whisking continuously to avoid lumps.

Microwave the custard mixture on high for short intervals (e.g., 1-2 minutes) while stirring or whisking after each interval. Continue this process until the custard thickens. Be sure not to overheat or cook for too long to prevent curdling.

Once the custard has thickened to a pudding-like consistency, remove it from the microwave.


Pour the custard filling over the graham cracker crust in the pie dish or individual serving dishes.

Let the Milktart cool to room temperature, then refrigerate for a few hours or until it’s fully set.

Before serving, you can sprinkle a bit of ground cinnamon on top for added flavor and presentation.

Flavor Profile:

Microwave Milktart offers a delightful combination of flavors and textures. The custard filling is creamy, sweet, and infused with a hint of cinnamon, while the graham cracker crust adds a pleasant crunch and sweetness to each bite.

Serving Suggestions:

Microwave Milktart is a beloved South African dessert that’s perfect for any occasion. It’s typically served chilled, making it a refreshing and comforting treat. You can enjoy it on its own or with a dollop of whipped cream or a dusting of cinnamon for extra flavor. Whether you’re sharing it with friends and family or indulging in a personal dessert, Microwave Milktart is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth.



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