Fast fruit tarts

Fast fruit tarts



  • 12 frozen sweet tart cases
  • 50g good quality dark chocolate, melted (optional)
  • 500g prepared thick Vanilla custard
  • strawberry and peach slices to decorate
  • 2 tablespoons apricot jam


Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Place frozen tart cases (still in foil) on a baking tray and bake for 10 minutes. Allow to cool.

Spread about half a teaspoon of melted chocolate over the base and sides of the tart case. Allow to set.

Spoon 1-2 tablespoons of custard into each case. Top with fruit slices.

Warm the jam in the microwave for about 20 seconds until softened and brush over the fruit. Serve within 2 hours or refrigerate until needed.


  • I love the look of the petite French fruit tarts, but who has the time to make the pastry, blind bake and make the custard? Problem solved with a few short cuts. Enjoy.
  • The frozen sweet tart cases are usually near the frozen berries at the supermarket, but not all supermarkets have them and mine only some of the time!
  • The chocolate adds a little something to the flavour and also keeps the tart cases crisp for longer.
  • I used the fruit I had in the house, but also try apricot, kiwi fruit, grapes or raspberries (maybe with chocolate custard… mmm)
  • Recipe created by Melissa Hughes for Kidspot.


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