How can you improve a traditional egg custard tart? We tried it by seasoning the dough with nutmeg and berries. Our blackberry pudding tarts are a delicious twist on a classic dessert. The combination of creamy vanilla pudding filling and the tangy sweetness of blackberries creates a flavor explosion with every bite. The nutmeg-infused pastry adds an extra layer of warmth and richness to this already irresistible treat. Treat yourself to the perfect balance of textures and flavors with our Blackberry Pudding Tarts – a delicious dessert for any occasion.
- 500g pack of sweet shortcrust pastry
- some flour for dusting
- good grated nutmeg
- ¼-½ tsp ground cinnamon
- 3 medium eggs
- 100g powdered sugar
- 200 ml cream
- 200 ml whole milk
- 1½ tsp vanilla extract
- 100g blackberries
- Roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface to about 0.5 cm thick.
- Grate some nutmeg over it with a fine grater and then sprinkle the cinnamon over it in pinches.
- Roll the dough a few more rolls to press in the spices.
- Cut circles to line 6 x 10cm round individual tart pans with some overhang.
- Place them on a baking sheet and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
- Preheat oven to 200°C/180°C fan/gas 6.
- Line the tart cases with small pieces of crumpled baking paper, fill with baking beans and bake in the blind oven for 15-20 minutes, until light golden and firm.
- Remove the paper and beans and bake the cake for another 10-15 minutes until it has a cookie shape.
- Allow to cool, then trim the edges with a small, sharp serrated knife.
- Reduce oven to 150°C/130°C fan/gas 2.
- Whisk eggs and sugar together in a large bowl.
- Put the cream, milk and vanilla in a saucepan and bring to the boil.
- Pour onto the egg mixture, stirring constantly, and strain into a jug.
- Divide the blackberries between the ramekins and then pour them over the custard, filling as much as possible.
- Grate some more nutmeg over it and bake for 20-30 minutes.
- They are ready when the top is set, but the center will shake slightly when the baking sheet is moved.
- Allow to cool completely before eating.
Equipment and tools
To prepare and bake the blackberry pudding tarts you will need the following equipment and tools:
- rolling pin
- 9-inch tart pan
- Baking beans or cake weights
- baking tray
- mixing bowl
- Whisk or fork
- Measuring cups and spoons
- Sharp knife
The Blackberry Pudding Tarts recipe may contain the following allergens:
- Dairy products (double cream, whole milk)
- Gluten (sweet shortcrust pastry)
Please be aware of these allergens and inform anyone with dietary restrictions or allergies before serving the tarts.
Storage and leftovers
If there are any leftovers, you can store the blackberry pudding tarts in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. To enjoy them again, simply reheat them in the oven on low until warmed through. The tarts lose some of their crunch, but are still delicious.
Alternatively, you can freeze the tarts to make them last longer. Wrap them tightly in plastic wrap or place them in a freezer-safe container before freezing. When ready to serve, let the tarts thaw in the refrigerator overnight and then reheat as needed.
Health Benefits of Blackberry Pudding Tarts
Blackberry custard tarts are not only a delicious treat for your taste buds but also offer several health benefits. These delicious tarts combine the vibrant flavor of blackberries with a creamy custard filling, all encased in a sweet pastry crust. Let’s explore the nutritional benefits that blackberry pudding tarts bring.
Rich in antioxidants
Blackberries, the main ingredient in these tarts, are full of antioxidants. Antioxidants protect the body from harmful free radicals, which are unstable molecules that can cause cell damage and contribute to chronic disease. The deep purple color of blackberries indicates their high content of anthocyanins, a group of antioxidants known for their anti-inflammatory properties.
Both blackberries and the pastry crust of these tarts contribute to their fiber content. Fiber is essential for maintaining a healthy digestive system and regulating bowel movements. It may also help lower cholesterol and stabilize blood sugar levels, making it beneficial for those with diabetes or at risk of heart disease.
Vitamins and minerals
Blackberries are an excellent source of vitamins C and K. Vitamin C is known for its immune-boosting properties and its role as an antioxidant. It also helps in collagen formation, which is essential for healthy skin, bones and connective tissue. Vitamin K is important for blood clotting and maintaining strong, healthy bones.
The custard filling in blackberry custard tarts provides additional nutritional benefits. It contains eggs, which are rich in protein and essential nutrients such as vitamins B12 and D. These vitamins are crucial for energy production, brain function, and maintaining healthy bones and teeth.
calcium and protein
The double cream and whole milk used in the pudding filling contribute to the calcium and protein content of the tarts. Calcium is important for strong bones and teeth, while protein is essential for repairing and building tissue throughout the body. Including these nutrients in your diet supports muscle growth and repair as well as overall health and well-being.
Overall, enjoying a slice of blackberry pudding tart will not only satisfy your taste buds, but will also provide you with a dose of antioxidants, fiber, vitamins and minerals. So enjoy these delicious treats guilt-free, knowing that they provide both pleasure and health benefits!