Gypsy tarts

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Gypsy tarts
Gypsy tarts
  • Serves: 4-5

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  • Skill level: Easy peasy

  • Costs: Cheap as chips

Woman's Weekly recipe Apparently these super sweet tartlets were born when a lady wanted to feed gypsy children who played in fields near her house but only had these few ingredients in her cupboards. Whatever the origin, we think these evaporated milk tarts are delicious. They take just over half an hour from start to finish and are a delicious afternoon partner to a cuppa or as a dessert. The kids will love one of these after their tea for a special weekend treat.


  • 170g can evaporated milk
  • 150g muscovado sugar
  • 4-5 pastry tartlet shells, 7.5-10cm in diameter
  • Icing sugar, for dusting
  • Clotted cream, to serve

Keep the ingredients for these lovely little tarts in the cupboard for those nights when you need a dessert fast!


  1. Set the oven to 190C/374F/Gas Mark 5.
  2. Place the evaporated milk and sugar in the bowl of a food mixer and whisk for about 10-15 minutes, until thick and creamy.
  3. Pour mixture nearly to tops of pastry cases, then bake in the centre of the oven for 10-15 minutes, until just set.
  4. Remove from the oven and leave to cool for a few minutes before transferring to a wire rack. Serve warm or at room temperature, dusted with icing sugar and with a spoonful of clotted cream.

Nutritional information per portion

  • Low
  • Med
  • High
  • Calories 390(kcal)
  • Fat 24.0g
  • Saturates 9.0g

This nutritional information is only a guide and is based on 2,000 calories per day. For more information on eating a healthy diet, please visit the Food Standards Agency website.

Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.

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