Custard Fruit Tarts


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Custard Fruit Tarts made with low-fat ingredients, the tarts are filled with custard, refrigerated and served chilled topped with mixed fruits.


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The custard fruit tarts are made with low fat butter, minimal sugar and fruits like oranges, apple and grapes to make your dessert full of fibre. The custard too makes use of low fat milk and just a tablespoon of sugar. Enjoy this low cal version of fruit tarts as an occasional sumptuous treat.

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Baking Time:  15 mins.
Baking Temperature:  180°C (360°F).
Makes 8 tarts
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Ingredients


For The Tarts
2 tsp low fat butter
1 tbsp castor sugar
3/4 cup plain flour (maida)
pinch of baking powder
1 tbsp custard powder
1 tbsp low-fat milk
plain flour (maida) for rolling and dusting

For The Low Fat Custard
2 cups low fat milk
2 tbsp custard powder
2 tbsp sugar
1 tsp vanilla essence

For The Topping
3/4 cup chopped mixed fruits (apple , grapes and orange)

Method
For the tarts

  1. Sieve together the flour and baking powder.
  2. Cream the low fat butter and sugar in a bowl with a wooden spoon till light and fluffy.
  3. Add the flour, custard powder and milk and mix gently to form a dough using a tablespoon of water if required.
  4. Knead the dough on a light dusted surface until smooth.
  5. Divide the dough into 8 equal portions and roll each portion into a 100 mm. (4”) round using a little plain flour.
  6. Press each round into a greased tart mould (approx. 67 mm. (2½” ) in diameter).
  7. Prick with a fork at even distance.
  8. Place them on a baking tray and bake in a pre-heated oven at 180°f (360°f) for 15 minutes or until the tarts are golden in colour.
  9. Remove, unmould and cool. Store in an air-tight container.

For the custard

  1. Mix the custard powder in ½ cup of milk and keep aside.
  2. Heat the remaining milk with the sugar and mix well.
  3. Add the custard powder mixture and vanilla essence and cook over a low flame, stirring continuously till the mixture coats the back of the spoon.
  4. Cool and divide the custard into 8 equal portions. Keep aside.

How to proceed

  1. Fill each tart with a portion of the custard and refrigerate until the custard is set.
  2. Just before serving, top each tart with mixed fruits and serve immediately.
Nutrient values per tart
AmountEnergyProteinCarbohydrateFatFibre
80 gm. 91 kcal. 3.2 gm. 18.0 gm. 0.6 gm. 0.2 gm.
RECIPE SOURCE : Healthy Heart CookbookBuy this cookbook
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Mruga DAugust 02, 2013

Never thought a low cal tart can also taste soo nice...addition of fruits increases Vitamin content...

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Reviewed July 31, 2013by n_katira

a tasty occasional treat

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Reviewed August 02, 2013by Mruga D

Never thought a low cal tart can also taste soo nice...addition of fruits increases Vitamin content...

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Reviewed August 16, 2012by Foodie Veena

I liked the recipe very much. However, it may be worth making a few changes. For the tart pastry, the recipe does not explicitly mention required amount of water can be used. I was wondering if like shortcrust pastry, this will need next to no water but that's not possible with just two teaspoons of butter. Also, I needed quarter cup extra milk for custard to fill the tarts although I made pastry using 3/4 cup flour as per recipe

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