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Rhubarb and Custard Mini Tarts

We love these little tarts. They are from the Jamie Oliver 30 minute meal cook book, with one adjustment… ours contain a layer of rhubarb compote. They are lovely without it – but (if I do say so myself) better with it! The cinnamon and custard seems made for the tart, fruity rhubarb. Be warned, if your taste buds are like mine, you will want to eat all of them in one go!

Rhubarb and custard tart

Rhubarb and custard tart

Rhubarb and custard tart

Rhubarb and custard tart

To make 6 of them you will need 1 pack of ready made puff pastry (375g), 125g creme fraiche, 2 tea spoons of ground cinnamon, 1 medium egg, 1 tea spoon vanilla extract, 3 table spoons of golden caster sugar, 1 stick of rhubarb. Heat your oven to 200C.

You only need half of the pack of puff pastry, so start by cutting it in half and putting the surplus in the fridge.

Roll out the pastry and dust with cinnamon, then roll it up.

Rhubarb and custard tart

Sprinkle cinnamon onto the puff pastry then roll it up

Cut the roll into 6 sections. Squash each piece, then put them into muffin trays.

Rhubarb and custard tart

Cut and squash

Pull up the edges so each piece forms a cup for your filling. Put them in the oven for 8 minutes until they start to turn golden.

Rhubarb and custard tart

Bake for 10

While your pastry is part cooking make your custard fillings.

- In a bowl mix 1 tablespoons of sugar, creme freiche, vanilla extract and egg. This will transform to custard when cooked.

- Cut the rhubarb into 1cm pieces and put them in a small pan with 2 table spoons of water and 2 tablespoons of sugar (check its sweet enough for you). Heat until the rhubarb is soft.

Rhubarb and custard tart

Make the super easy egg custard

Take your pastry out of the oven and push down the centres with the back of a spoon to make sure you have enough room for your filling. Put 2 teaspoons of the rhubarb compote in each tart and fill the rest with the custard.

Bake for another 8 minutes. Eat while warm. You will not be disappointed (except, perhaps that you didn’t make more!) Jane

Rhubarb and custard tart

2 Responses to Rhubarb and Custard Mini Tarts

  1. Maria Waddington says:

    I’ve made these before, but will try your version, which sounds even better.

    • admin says:

      I’m going to make them again today, they are very more-ish!

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