Using Ready Made Custard in Fruit Tarts?

Has anyone ever used store-bought ready-made custard in fruit tarts, rather than making an egg custard, then placing the fruit in the pastry case and cooking? Has the constitution of the custard altered or dried out? I would love to hear back.


Good baking from Australia.

By Rebecca from Australia

Add your voice! Click below to answer. ThriftyFun is powered by your wisdom!

February 16, 20100 found this helpful

Hi Rebeca. I lived in the u.k. for many years and yes, I did use ready made custard in tarts with no problem. Just make sure if you are adding fruit, that it is well drained. one thing to remember is that in the U.S. Ready made custard is unheard of, for some reason.

That's why a lot of recipes use something called vanilla pudding which is probably very similar or else custard is made from scratch. I'm allergic to eggs so I never make "real" custard unless it's from a tin of custard powder. I've found that adding a bit more powder than the directions state helps to make the tart more successful when I bake. Hope this helps.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
February 16, 20100 found this helpful

In the U.S. custard and pudding are two different things. Custard is always made with eggs and pudding is made from a cornstarch base - such as vanilla pudding, chocolate, etc. The ready made pudding that you can buy in the States is very similar to ready made custard (Bird's) that you buy in the U.K. Happy Baking.


Joan from Chesterfield, Michigan

Reply Was this helpful? Yes

Add your voice! Click below to answer. ThriftyFun is powered by your wisdom!


Food and Recipes Recipes Baking & Desserts Desserts CustardFebruary 13, 2010
Summer Ideas!
Pest Control
Back to School Ideas!
Coronavirus Tips
Ask a Question
Share a Post
Better LivingBudget & FinanceBusiness and LegalComputersConsumer AdviceCoronavirusCraftsEducationEntertainmentFood and RecipesHealth & BeautyHolidays and PartiesHome and GardenMake Your OwnOrganizingParentingPetsPhotosTravel and RecreationWeddings
Published by ThriftyFun.
Desktop Page | View Mobile
Disclaimer | Privacy Policy | Contact Us
Generated 2020-08-04 17:12:57 in 2 secs. ⛅️️
© 1997-2020 by Cumuli, Inc. All Rights Reserved.