To begin, gather your ingredients. For the crust, you will need all-purpose flour, butter, salt, and ice water. For the filling, you will need eggs, sugar, milk, and vanilla extract.
Start by making the crust. In a bowl, mix 1 and 1/2 cups of flour and 1/4 teaspoon of salt. Add in 1/2 cup of cold butter, cut into small pieces, and use a pastry cutter or fork to mix until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add in 3 tablespoons of ice water, one tablespoon at a time, until the dough comes together. Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and chill for at least 30 minutes.
While the dough is chilling, make the filling. In a bowl, whisk together 3 eggs, 1/2 cup of sugar, 1 cup of milk, and 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract until well combined.
Preheat your X&E air fryer to 375°F. Roll out the chilled dough on a lightly floured surface and use a round cookie cutter or cup to cut out circles of dough to fit into your tart molds. Press the dough into the molds and prick the bottoms with a fork to prevent air bubbles.
Pour the egg mixture into the prepared tart crusts, filling each about 2/3 full. Place the tarts in the air fryer basket and cook for 10-12 minutes, or until the crusts are golden brown and the filling is set.
Once the egg tarts are done, let them cool for a few minutes before removing them from the molds. Serve warm or chilled, topped with fresh fruit or whipped cream if desired.
With the X&E air fryer, you can create delectable egg tarts in the comfort of your own home. The even heating and precise temperature control of the air fryer ensure that your tarts come out perfectly every time. Enjoy the sweet and creamy filling and the buttery, flaky crust of these delicious egg tarts, all made with the convenience of the X&E air fryer.