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Summer Fruit Custard Tart

Summer Fruit Custard Tart

This Summer Fruit Custard Tart is an easy and delicious dessert perfect for summer parties or potlucks. It's got a base made from Digestive biscuits, a deliciously thick custard filling and is topped with summer fruits and finished with a delicious apricot jam glaze. 
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 360kcal


For the Digestive Biscuits Crust:

  • 2 1/2 cups crushed Digestive biscuits* see notes
  • 1/3 cup icing sugar
  • 8 tablespoons of melted butter

For the Custard Filling:

  • 2 egg yolks
  • 6 tablespoons of granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons of custard powder
  • 100 ml milk + 250 ml milk separated
  • 100 ml cream
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • Assorted fruits for topping

For the Apricot Glaze:

  • 2 tablespoons of apricot jam
  • 1 tablespoon of water


For the Digestive Biscuits Crust:

  • Preheat oven to 175 C.
  • Combine 2 1/2 cups of crushed Digestive biscuits with 8 tablespoons of melted butter and 1/3 cup of icing sugar. Press into a 9 inch tart shell or pie plate.
  • Bake for 10 minutes and then remove from oven to cool.

For the Custard Filling

  • In a bowl, whisk together the 2 egg yolks, 6 tablespoons of granulated sugar, 2 tablespoons of custard powder and 100 ml milk. Set aside.
  • In a pot combine 250 ml milk, 100 ml cream and 1 tablespoon of butter, and bring to a boil.
  • Lower the heat, and add the custard mix while continuously whisking.
  • Keep whisking until the custard is thick.
  • Remove from stove, and let cool completely. Cover with cling film to avoid forming a skin on the custard filling.
  • Pour prepared custard filling into the tart crust and place in the fridge for at least 5 hours or overnight.
  • When ready to serve, decorate with assorted fruits. I used kiwi, blueberries, strawberries and mango slices.

For the Apricot Glaze

  • Whisk together 2 tablespoons of apricot jam and water. Brush this over the fruits for a nice shiny glaze. 


If you do not have digestive biscuits easily available, you may use graham crackers instead. 


Calories: 360kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 77mg | Sodium: 284mg | Potassium: 92mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 25g | Vitamin A: 788IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 49mg | Iron: 1mg