Mini Custard Fruit Tarts

Level: Easy
Prep Time: 30 min
Cook Time: 20 min
Cooling Time: 1 hrs
Yields: 6


Individual custard tarts served with fresh fruit are the essence of simplicity after a rich meal. Light and delicate yet flavorful these tarts make a lovely presentation dressed with fresh mint leaves.


  • 6 prepared single-serving graham cracker crusts
  • 1 pkg. (3 oz.) vanilla pudding and pie filling mix (not instant)
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 can (12 fl. oz.) NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Lowfat 2% Milk
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
  • 1 pkg. sliced fresh fruit (optional)
  • Mint leaves (optional)


COMBINE pudding mix and water in small saucepan. Add evaporated milk and lemon peel; stir until smooth. Cook over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, until mixture comes to a boil and thickens.

POUR into crusts; refrigerate for 1 hour or until set. Top with fruit and mint leaves before serving.

VARIATION: For a Key Lime twist to this recipe, substitute 2 teaspoons fresh lime juice and 1 teaspoon grated lime peel for the grated lemon peel. Top with lime slice.

Mini Custard Fruit Tarts

by N. NANCY , , on Mar. 2010

These fruit tarts are so yummmy and so easy to make! I regret not trying the recipe sooner. They are much fresher and cheaper than the store bought ones.

Lovely Tarts

by s. susan , Kingsport, TN on Mar. 2010

These are delicious - sweet and tart!


by J. Jackie , Milford, NE on Mar. 2010

These are delicious!

custard tarts

by p. pat , lantana, FL on Mar. 2010

really yummy and so easy

Mini Custard Fruit Tarts

by S. Sue , Boston, MA on Feb. 2010

These are delicous and one of those-"I can always rely on" kind of recipes.

Look great!

by B. Brad , Nashua, NH on Feb. 2010

Great, These should make a great individual dessert for everyone. I am going to try them!


by L. Lindsay , , on Feb. 2010

Tasty and easy!

Lightened up

by D. Darlene , , on Feb. 2010

Use non fat milk and sugar free pudding and it is just as good. Not as many calories.

Mini Custard Fruit Tarts

by K. KATHY , South Daytona, FL on Jul. 2009

Pretty and very easy to put together for a party.

Simple and Pretty

by J. Jennifer , North Andover , MA on Jan. 2007

I made these and my 15 year old daughter loved them so much, she took the recipe and impressed her friends.