Kiwi Tartlets

Kiwi Tartlets, an easy dessert full of flavour. Super simple, with a rich buttery pastry and a vanilla custard filling, then topped with delicious kiwi.

Overhead shot of a kiwi tartlet

Ideal for those days when you feel like eating something sweet, but you don’t want to slave away forever in the kitchen. These kiwi tartlets really are gorgeous, and since they are topped with yummy kiwis, l kind of not feel too guilty after eating them.

Kiwi are packed with vitamin C (an even higher amount than oranges have) and vitamin K, plus many other vitamins that are essential to a healthy body. Do make sure that the fruit are ripen though, as in this way they will be sweet and juicy. I really don’t like buying the ripen at home kiwis, they take forever to soften, even if they are a tiny little bit cheaper.

Kiwi are usualy at their best in the cold season, but, since they are easily available all year round, the tartlets are great not matter the season. It’s impressive how a little treat can really make my day, I’ve got a terrible sweet thooth lately.

Overhead shot of two kiwi tartlets and 2 halves of kiwi

The amounts listed below are enough for 2 tartlets, (depending on the size of your tart tins, mine are a tad larger than a standard mini tart tin). You can also use a regular tart dish, so that will make you one large tart, more like the quiche size.

Do make sure you refrigerate the tarts once they cool down a bit, the flavour is enhanced when they are cool. Plus, they are really refreshing this way.

Most desserts, in general, will taste a lot better if refrigerated for a few hours, ideally overnight. Custard, in particular, since it contains eggs. The tarts make a spectacular dessert for any party or celebrations, they look fresh, and are a lot less messy than heavily cream-topped desserts. Give them a try, you’ll love them! Great with a nice glass of Kiwi spinach smoothie, for the perfect kiwi combo.

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Kiwi custard tart recipe
Kiwi Tartlets
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
45 mins
Total Time
1 hr 15 mins

Kiwi tartlets with a buttery pastry, a rich vanilla custard and topped with delicious kiwis, a great dessert for any party.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: International
Servings: 2 mini tarts
Calories: 766 kcal
Author: Daniela Anderson
For the pastry:
  • 100 g plain flour
  • 50 g butter
  • 1 1/2 tbsp milk
  • 2 tbsp icing sugar
For the filling:
  • 100 g heavy cream
  • 2 medium eggs
  • 3 tbsp icing sugar
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
To decorate:
  • 3 kiwis
  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C. (375 Fahernheit)
  2. Sift the flour in a large bowl.
  3. Cut the butter in small cubes, then add it to the flour and rub it in with your fingertips until it resembles breadcrumbs.
  4. Add the icing sugar and milk and knead the dough into a ball.
  5. Cover the bowl with clingfilm and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  6. Transfer the dough to the working surface and use a rolling pin to roll the dough into an approximately 1/4 cm thickness.
  7. Carefully roll it around the pin, then line 2 tart tins, pressing gently around the edges and the base.
  8. Cover with baking sheet, then fill the tart tins with ceramic baking beans. This will prevent the dough from shrinking in the oven.
  9. Bake for 20 minutes, then remove the sheet and ceramic baking beans and bake for a further 5 minutes.
  10. Set aside to cool.
  11. To make the filling, add the heavy cream to a bowl, mix in the eggs, sift in the icing sugar and add the vanilla essence. Mix well.
  12. Fill the 2 pastries with the cream mixture, then bake for 10-15 minutes until the cream is set and firm to touch.
  13. Remove from the oven and leave to cool completely.
  14. Decorate with kiwi.
Recipe Notes
  • Click on the US Customary link to see the measurements displayed in cups and ounces.
  • The servings can be adjusted by clicking the number next to Servings.
Nutrition Facts
Kiwi Tartlets
Amount Per Serving
Calories 766 Calories from Fat 396
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 44g 68%
Saturated Fat 26g 130%
Cholesterol 287mg 96%
Sodium 270mg 11%
Potassium 577mg 16%
Total Carbohydrates 80g 27%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Sugars 32g
Protein 13g 26%
Vitamin A 34.3%
Vitamin C 153.4%
Calcium 13%
Iron 19.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.





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  • Reply
    Lynz Real Cooking
    January 13, 2016 at 1:29 pm

    So beautiful, very lovely!

  • Reply
    January 13, 2016 at 3:07 pm

    Great idea for tart!

  • Reply
    The Food Hunter
    January 14, 2016 at 8:38 pm

    What a delicious dessert and a beautiful presentation

  • Reply
    Shelby @ Go Eat and Repeat
    January 14, 2016 at 9:23 pm

    This really is a pretty recipe! I’m loving kiwi lately and I bet they balance out the rest of the tart perfectly!

    • Reply
      Daniela Apostol
      January 14, 2016 at 11:21 pm

      Thank you! I love kiwi too, they taste great in winter especially, such a delicious and healthy fruit.

  • Reply
    January 14, 2016 at 9:40 pm

    These look delightful. Kiwi fruit is so good right now too!

  • Reply
    Sophia @Veggies Don't Bite
    January 15, 2016 at 12:34 am

    I love Kiwi! What a great idea! Sounds delicious.

  • Reply
    January 15, 2016 at 2:11 am

    Ahhh these look adorable! And delicious! And i need to make them!!

  • Reply
    Katie Crenshaw
    January 15, 2016 at 12:19 pm

    These look so lovely and yummy!! The recipe looks fabulous!!!

  • Reply
    January 18, 2016 at 6:59 pm

    These look absolutely adorable!!

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