Easy Creamy Egg Tarts are a delicious treat for Chinese New Year. Flaky crust and creamy filling make this a delicious dessert everyone will enjoy.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line a muffin pan with cupcake liners.
Add egg, vanilla extract, and ice cold water into the mixture, mix until it forms a dough. If the dough is too wet and sticks, add more flour a tablespoon at a time. If it is too try, add ice cold water a tablespoon at a time. The dough should not be too dry nor sticky.
Roll out the dough to about 1/8 of an inch thick. Use a round cookie cutter, cut out 12 rounds. You can use a fluted cutter or gently press a fork into the edge for decoration. Place in the cupcake wrappers.
Place the pastry rounds into a muffin or tart pan, gently pressing it in.
In a sauce pan, heat water and sugar over low heat until the sugar dissolves. Let cool to room temperature.
Bake the tarts in the oven at 375 degrees F for about 15 - 20 minutes. until the filling rises and the crust is lightly brown.