Melktert refers to a cinnamon-flavored custard tart which is one of South African's delicious desserts. It is fluffy milk tart that is made with a sweet pastry crust filled with creamy mixture of milk, flour, sugar and eggs sprinkled with cinnamon powder.

Melktert is one of South African's indigenous food which has evolved from the egg custard pie introduced by the Dutch settlers in the early Cape colony days which was modified by the Cape Malay slaves.

The Cape Malays are the descendents of Indian immigrants to South Africa.

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