Sweet Strawberry Tart with Homemade Custard

By shahdan • February 9, 2016

4 servings
30 min
Sweet Strawberry Tart with Homemade Custard

The taste and delicacy of this tart will remind you of the famous French Mille-feuille – only fresher, crispier and homemade with love!


  • 1 cup milk (250ml) - لبن
  • 1 medium egg - بيضة
  • 1 medium egg yolk - صفار البيض
  • 4 tablespoon sugar - سكر
  • 2 tablespoon flour (plus extra for dusting) - دقيق
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract - خلاصة الفانيليا
  • 150-200 gram puff pastry (about half a pack) - عجينة الباف باستري
  • 1 small egg (to brush tart border) - بيضة
  • 250 gram strawberries (sliced) - فراولة
  • icing sugar (for garnish) - سكر بودرة
  • 4 leaves mint (for garnish) - نعناع

Step by step

  1. Make sure the puff pastry is thoroughly defrosted before you roll it out.
  2. To prepare the custard, heat the milk in a small pot until hot (without boiling). In a bowl, whisk the egg, egg yolk, sugar, flour and vanilla extract until well combined.
  3. Gradually add the hot milk to the mixture and whisk.
  4. Transfer the custard mixture to the pot, bring to the boil over medium-low heat, while constantly stirring until it thickens (it will take a few minutes).
  5. Transfer the custard to a clean bowl and cover the surface with cling film (plastic wrap) so you can avoid a skin layer on top. Set aside and leave to cool.
  6. Preheat the oven to 180C. Line the tray with parchment paper.
  7. Lightly dust a clean working surface with flour. Roll out the dough into a square shape about (20 x 20 cm). It doesn't have to be perfect. (Imperfection gives it a homemade rustic look!)
  8. Carefully move the rolled-out dough to the lined tray.
  9. Using a knife, gently score a 1 cm border around your pastry. Using a fork, pierce the middle a few times. Lightly brush the borders with a little beaten egg.
  10. Bake for 10-15 minutes until golden. Take it out of the oven and use your hand to gently press down any risen middle part of the tart. Leave to cool.
  11. In the meantime, wash and cut strawberries into 3-4 slices.
  12. Spoon the custard over the tart, leaving the borders clean. Arrange the strawberries on top. Garnish with fresh mint and icing sugar.


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2 responses to “Sweet Strawberry Tart with Homemade Custard”

  1. nadine says:

    Can I replace the sugar in the custard with honey or maple syrup?

  2. shahdan says:

    Hi Nadine, I tried it myself with maple syrup. I added 2 tablespoons only because maple syrup has a strong flavour. It was ok, but it wasn’t as good as the classic sugar version. You may reduce the amount of sugar though, 4 tablespoons make is quite sweet. Hope this helps!

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