Fresh Fruit & Custard Tarts


Bismillahir Rahmanir Raheem

These delicious filled biscuits are very popular in Morocco and are a famous pick for any party and special occasion. It is a very well known and tasty combination of tangy fruit, smooth custard and fluffy whipped cream that boasts all unique flavors together in a crumbly sweet biscuit cup.
I only had a pack of 2 tart tins, but if you don't have any tart tins you can make mini ones in a muffin/cupcake tray as I did. These can be more convenient for appetizers and parties as they make more. Also another option is to add some whipped double cream on top of the custard layer before adding the fruit, we always have a bit of both as my son isn't too keen on cream.
Please do let me know your experience & preferences πŸ˜‰
Servings 30
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


  • Fresh Strawberries Washed and sliced
  • Fresh kiwi or Grapes Washed and sliced
  • Fresh or tinned Peach Peeled and sliced
  • Custard Powder any brand
  • Milk to make the custard with
  • Whipping cream
  • Sprinkles or chocolate for garnish

For the Biscuit Base

  • 250 g Softened Butter
  • 140 g Caster Sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 300 g Plain Flour


  • First make your biscuit dough by mixing the softened butter and caster sugar in a large bowl with a spoon, then add the egg yolk and vanilla extract and briefly beat to combine.
  • Sift over plain flour and stir until the mixture is well combined, I usually use my hands for this to give everything a really good mix and press the dough together.
  • Roll out the dough so that it is about 1cm thick and then using a round biscuit cutter, cut out as many circles as possible.
  • Place the dough circles into a greased cupcake tin and shape well into the cups
  • Make some balls from tinned foil paper and place them into each biscuit cup so that it keeps its shape while baking.
  • Bake for about 15mins on a medium heat or until light brown in colour.
  • Let cool and make the custard according to its directions and fill the biscuit cups about 1/3 way up.
  • Place in the fridge to cool for a while and begin to whisk your whipping cream.
  • You can either pipe or spoon fill your cream into the cups and then decorate or place your cut up chosen fruits as your please on top of the cream.
  • Finally, you can garnish with sprinkles or grated milk chocolate.
  • Keep refrigerated until just before serving.


If you want to pre make everything the night before or quite some time before serving then leave the fruit part until the end or it will dry and wrinkle (unless you are glazing it with some gelatin)
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Mediterranean

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  1. Yeah we use it on our teas & coffees here in UAE. If you go to any coffee shop you will find them there too.

  2. Amazing article!! So much detail!

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