Recipe Strawberry Custard Tarts

Strawberry & Custard Tarts

Prep: 20 mins

Bake: 18-20mins

Makes: 8


  • 1 x 375g pre-rolled puff pastry
  • 250ml milk
  • 60g egg yolk
  • 40g caster sugar
  • 10g cornflour
  • 10g plain flour
  • Dash vanilla extract
  • 10 Irish strawberries
  • Icing sugar                   


  • Preheat your oven to 200C/180C fan.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, set aside.
  • Unroll the pastry and cut it into 4×4 giving you 16 rectangles.
  • We are only using 8 today so you can freeze the remaining pastry or double the custard recipe to fill all 16.
  • Using a sharp knife score a rectangle border on each piece of pastry and using a fork, make holes in the centre piece.
  • Place on the tray in the oven and bake for 18-20 minutes or until golden brown and risen.
  • Remove and allow to cool.
  • To make the pastry cream/custard filling, whisk the yolks, sugar, cornflour, plain flour and vanilla together.
  • Heat the milk in a saucepan and mix with the egg mixture.
  • Return this to the saucepan and cook over a medium heat until thickened.
  • Scoop into a bowl and place a layer of parchment on top.
  • To assemble, remove the centre piece of the baked puff pastry rectangle and spoon or pipe the cooled custard into the centre.
  • Slice the strawberries and place one sliced strawberry on top of each one.
  • Enjoy