Traditional Melktert
45 mins (prep 20, cooking 25)
10 ingredients
1 servings
This is the real old fashioned traditional South African Melktert, quite delicious, and rightly one of our favourite treats.There are many of these recipes on the web, adjusted in various ways, and with many ingredients added which were not available when this recipe was first created. These can make the finished tart something quite different from the original.There are also many recipes available that do not contain cinnamon, which may be a personal preference, but is definitely NOT traditional!It is very important to keep the pastry short, and to pre-bake it, so that the creamy filling does not make it soggy.I use honey in my filling, because it is more nutritious than sugar, and healthier, (and I think the settlers may well have used it, not sugar) but if you hate honey, you could substitute 80 - 100g sugar, to taste.

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Serving Size (1270.77 g)
Servings 1
Amount per Serving
Calories 2555.3 Calories from Fat 1142.91
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 126.99g 195.37%
Saturated Fat 75.33g 376.63%
Trans Fat 4.05g %
Cholesterol 345.22mg 115.07%
Sodium 1683.05mg 70.13%
Total Carbohydrate 316.87g 105.62%
Dietary Fiber 5.68 g 22.72%
Sugars 136.74 g %
Protein 41.13g 82.26%
Vitamin A 5231.34IU% Vitamin C 0.0mg%
Calcium 933.03mg% Iron 19.64mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
raw, large egg, raw honey, large eggs