Melktert Recipe

Melktert is a traditional South African dessert. It has a milky cinnamon taste to it with a gram cracker crust to go along with it. It is a great dessert served cold or warm in the winter. The following ingredients are what you’ll need:

  • 3 tbsp butter, melted
  • 1 cup of white sugar
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1 cup of cake flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp of salt
  • 1 tsp of vanilla extract
  • 4 cups of milk
  • 3 egg white
  • 1 tbsp of cinnamon sugar


Step 1

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Coat a 9-inch deep-dish pie plate with vegetable oil cooking spray.

Step 2

In a large bowl, mix together the butter and sugar until smooth. Add the egg yolks and beat until light and fluffy. Sift in the cake flour, baking powder, and salt, and stir until well blended. Mix in the vanilla and milk. In a separate bowl, whip the egg whites to stiff peaks using an electric mixer. Fold into the batter. Pour into the prepared pie plate, and sprinkle cinnamon sugar over the top.

Step 3

Bake for 25 minutes in the preheated oven, then reduce the temperature to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Continue to bake for 25 to 30 minutes, or until the center is set when you gently jiggle the pie. Serve hot or cold.