Lisa Harris' Milk Tart Recipe

LISA HARRIS is a Christy Award finalist and the winner of the Best Inspirational Suspense Novel for 2011 from Romantic Times. She has over twenty novels and novella collections in print. She and her family have spent over eight years living as missionaries in Africa where she homeschools, leads a women’s group, and runs a non-profit organization that works alongside their church-planting ministry. 

The ECHO Project works in southern Africa promoting Education, Compassion, Health, and Opportunity and is a way for her to “speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves…the poor and helpless, and see that they get justice.” (Proverbs 31:8)
When she’s not working she loves hanging out with her family, cooking different ethnic dishes, photography, and heading into the African bush on safari.  For more information about her books and life in Africa visit her website at or her blog at For more information about The ECHO Project, please visit

Lisa's Recipe for Milk Tart 

4 cups whole milk
1 tablespoon butter
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
3 tablespoons cornstarch
3 tablespoons flour
2 teaspoon vanilla
One, ready-made graham cracker pie crust
Cream the sugar, eggs, cornstarch, flour and vanilla in a bowl. Set aside. Bring the whole milk and butter to the boil in a heavy sauce pan. Stir constantly. Add some of the hot milk to the creamed mixture, then pour it back into the pot and heat gently until it thickens, but do not let it boil and stir constantly. Take the pan off the burner and let it cool a few minutes before pouring the filling into a ready-made graham cracker pie crust and cool. Refrigerate and sprinkle with cinnamon until time to serve and enjoy!

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