The 5-ingredient baked custard tart that’s sending dessert lovers wild

Jul 12, 2020
This mouthwatering dessert will quickly become a favourite! Source: The Healthy Mummy/Facebook.

Dessert lovers everywhere are raving about the latest light and easy treat to go viral, and this time you don’t need more than 10 minutes to whip it up! The ‘healthy’ custard used in this tart can be prepared with just five ingredients and the end product is said to contain only 261 calories per slice.

The recipe was shared by Rhian Allen, the founder of women’s only weight loss empire ‘The Healthy Mummy’. The Sydney businesswoman regularly shares her healthier take on dessert treats without skimping on flavour.

For instance, this indulgent pear custard tart is made guilt-free by replacing caster sugar with honey and white flour with wholemeal. Then, with just ten minutes preparation time and 20 minutes baking in the oven, the low-cal slice which has roughly the same calories as a glass of milk, can be enjoyed without a second thought!

The recipe is originally inspired by the iconic, mouthwatering Portuguese tarts that originated in Lisbon over 300 years ago. A slice of the original custard usually comes in at about 360 calories, making The Healthy Mummy version much lighter on the stomach.

The custard tart was posted to Facebook earlier this week with the caption parodying the song ‘Oops!… I Did It Again’ by Britney Spears: “Kerrie says, Oops I did it again! I made the pear custard tart! Who else is in love with this recipe??”

Commenters went crazy for the dish with one saying: “Yes just made this last week… everyone loves it”, while another wrote: “Love this tart!!! I made it last week for the first time and will definitely make it again”.

Meanwhile, others suggested tweaking the recipe to try a different flavour with one suggesting using apples instead of pears: “I made this on the weekend my husband really like it. Going to make it again. He wants to try it with green apple slices”.

Baked pear custard tart


  • cooking oil spray
  • 4 free-range eggs
  • 300ml thickened reduced fat cream
  • 3 tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 tbsp plain wholemeal flour
  • 2 pears
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon


  1. Preheat oven to 160C fan forced. Lightly grease a pie dish with cooking oil spray. Place eggs, honey, cream and vanilla in a bowl and beat well. Whisk through sifted flour, then pour 2/3 of this mix into the prepared pie dish and bake for 5 to 7 minutes to set the custard.
  2. Cut pears into slices while baking first custard cream layer.
  3. Remove pie dish from the oven and scatter pear slices over the custard. Pour the remaining custard cream over the pears and then sprinkle with cinnamon.
  4. Return to oven and bake for a further 15 minutes or until custard has set.

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