A small white plate with a gluten-free tart shell filled with gluten-free custard. A dollop of whipped cream sit on top with a sprinkle of cocoa. A wire rack sits at the back with more gluten-free chocolate tarts. A small bowl filled with whipped cream is next to the wire rack.

Calling all chocoholics. Our irresistible gluten-free chocolate custard tarts add a chocolate twist to the classic custard tart.

Chocolate Custard Tart

Recipe Cara Boatswain | Photography by Brandee Meier
We give the classic custard tart are chocolatey makeover.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Course Baked Goods, Dessert
Servings 12 people


  • 12 store-bought gluten-free sweet pastry shells
  • 125 ml cream
  • 50 ml milk
  • 50 g gluten-free dark chocolate roughly chopped
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1/3 cup caster sugar
  • gluten-free cocoa to serve (optional)
  • whipped cream to serve (optional)


  • Preheat oven to 180°C and arrange pastry shells on a large baking tray.
  • Place cream, milk and dark chocolate in a small saucepan over medium-high heat and bring to a simmer. Once simmering, turn off heat and whisk mixture until chocolate has melted. Set aside for 10 minutes to cool.
  • In a bowl whisk together egg yolks, vanilla and sugar. Pour into the cooled chocolate mixture and whisk until combined.
  • Carefully pour mixture into pastry shells and bake in preheated oven for 10 minutes or until chocolate filling is just set. Remove from oven and cool completely. Serve dusted with cocoa and whipped cream (if desired).
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