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Gluten Free Custard Tarts

Another classic dessert. Custard tarts are relatively easy to make, it's the gluten free shortcrust pastry that cakes the most effort to perfect. These are filled with silky smooth custard made with soya milk to make them fabulously dairy free. You can make this as one large custard tart or as small ones as we have done.

Added 3rd June 2015
Updated 31st January 2021
Recipe by Alison Wheatley

This recipe is...

  • Dairy Free Dairy Free
  • FODMAP Friendly FODMAP Friendly
  • Low Fat Low Fat
  • Low Sugar Low Sugar
  • Vegetarian Vegetarian


225g Gluten free plain flour
1/4 tsp xanthan gum
Pinch salt
112g soya spread
1 egg yolk
56g caster sugar
2tbsp water

150ml soya milk
1 egg
30g sugar
1/2tsp vanilla escence
  • Preparation Time: 25 Mins
  • Cooking Time: 45 Mins
  • This recipe makes 5 tarts

This recipe is free from...

Tree Nuts


1. Sift together the flour, salt and xanthan gum.

2. Rub in the soya spread to make a breadcrumb consistency.

3. Mix in the egg yolk and sugar.

4. With a round ended knife, gradually mix in the water until you reach a nice doughy consistency. You might need more or less than the 2 tbsp specified.

5. Wrap in cling film and chill in the fridge for 15 mins or so before use.

6. Roll out the pastry and cut into 6 circles using a large cutter.

7. Line a muffin tin with the pastry, place pieces of baking parchment in the cases and top with baking beads or rice, blind bake for 15 mins on gas mark 5.

8. Remove from oven and allow to cool slightly. Beat all the filling ingredients together, sieve and pour into the cases, cook for 30-40 mins on gas mark 5 until custard is set.

Nutritional Information (Per tart)

Calories Carbs Fibre Fat Sugar Protein
299 40g 0g 13g 10g 4g

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