Custard Tart with Fresh Berries

Level: Intermediate
Prep Time: 20 min
Cook Time: 50 min
Cooling Time: 1 hrs
Yields: 8 servings


A custard tart with fresh berries will please your family and friends. Sour cream, sweetened condensed milk and orange juice form a sweet-tart base perfect for showing off any kind of berries.


  • 2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 3 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 6 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted
  • 1 container (16 oz.) sour cream
  • 1 can (14 oz.) NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup raspberry preserves
  • 1 cup fresh raspberries, blueberries, blackberries and/or sliced strawberries


PREHEAT oven to 350° F.

graham cracker crumbs and sugar in medium bowl; stir in butter. Press onto bottom and 1 1/2 inches up side of ungreased 9-inch springform pan. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes.

sour cream, sweetened condensed milk, juice, eggs and vanilla extract in large mixer bowl; beat until smooth. Gently pour into crust.

BAKE for 35 to 40 minutes or until center is set. Cool in pan on wire rack.

water and cornstarch in small saucepan; stir in preserves. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring constantly. Remove from heat; strain to remove seeds. Cool for 10 minutes. Drizzle over filling. Arrange berries on top. Cover; refrigerate. Remove side of springform pan before serving.

Soooo Popular!

by L. Linda , Ct on May. 2010

This recipe is sooo good that most people want the dessert first! It photographs well!

Says it all

by M. Marianne , Bronxville, NY on Jan. 2010

This tart is so refreshing and tasty, it should be on the endangered list.

Dessert for Thanksgiving

by L. Laura , MI on Nov. 2009

I came across this while looking for desserts to make for my family's Thanksgiving gathering. Anytime I see something with fresh fruit on it, I have to take a look. This is what I will be making and I can't wait to put this on the dessert table. It looks so delicious!

Unassuming but Terrific

by C. Cush , Redondo Beach, CA on Aug. 2009

Unassuming but Terrific! Quite easy to make in spite of a few steps. We made this for a Birthday Dinner and also had a store bought backup dessert just in case. However, this was a HIT! The orange juice gives it such a delightful flavour.

Fresh Berries Delite!

by M. MARILYN , Lakeside, AZ on Oct. 2008

My, my, someone has come up a most delightful Treat! H-m-m-m, I can hardly wait for this to cross my table. Great idea for the Holidays & everyday. No need to wait that long, try it this very day!

Custard Tart

by C. Caryn , on Aug. 2008

This was really good. I loved the orange juice and it look beautiful, too.

CFustard Tart with Fresh Berries

by C. CAROL , IOLA, KS on Jun. 2008

Made this last night for dinner today. I was just fresh and cool and wonderful.

Custard Tart with Fresh Berries

by P. Phyllis , Escondido, CA on Feb. 2008

My guests left the dinner party with big grins on their faces after enjoying this easy to prepare dessert. The recipe was straightforward, easy to put together, and delectable to taste. Once again, Nestle, you helped me prepare a "winner." Thanks

ReaLLy GooD

by B. B , on Jan. 2008

This is a Great Recipe! ReaLLy GooD!

Custard Tart with Fresh Berries

by D. Deborah , BELLEVILLE, IL on Aug. 2007

This recipe is so easy and very delicious. It's very refreshing on a hot day. I've made it twice and my family just loved it.