You will not be able to resist this Caramel Tart. Your family and friends will devour this and be amazed that it doesn’t have sweetened condensed milk in it (not that there’s anything wrong with sweetened condensed milk!). This caramel tart is so gooey and caramelly that you will want to make it all the time.
For the pie crust I used a Martha Stewart recipe from over here. It is an ultra-simple recipe that uses the food processor. This dough whizzes up in no time and makes enough for either a pie base + lid or two bases. I made this recipe, divided the dough in half, used one half and wrapped up the other one and threw it in the freezer for another day when I want to make this tart or something similar. It’s a lovely flaky crust. I have got this recipe on hand as my go-to tart shell.
While the pie crust was baking, I made the caramel filling. This comes together very quickly in a saucepan on the stove. It’s kind of like a custard but once it thickens up it goes incredibly caramelly. When the pie crust came out of the oven, I let it cool for a few minutes, then poured in the filling. It set quickly at room temperature. I put it in the fridge once it was cool enough and it was chilled and ready to devour by dessert time.
- 1 pre-cooked pie crust (I use the Martha Stewart recipe linked above)
- 385ml tin evaporated milk
- 2 Tbsp custard powder
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 2 Tbsp honey
- 2 tsp vanilla essence
- 2 tsp white vinegar
- Bake pie crust according to recipe in link above.
- In a saucepan, blend a little of the milk with the custard powder to make a smooth paste.
- Add remaining milk and ingredients. Whisk to combine.
- Bring to the boil, whisking constantly over a medium heat.
- Once mixture has boiled and thickened, pour into pie shell.
- Serve with cream.
If you like to get fancy, you could pipe whipped cream around the edges and it would look super impressive at your next family gathering. Otherwise just serve with a little jug of pouring cream on the side for people to add according to their taste.
I hope you try this yummy dessert. It tastes a bit like Jersey Caramel lollies (that’s what the kids said)….and they are right.