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whole yellow tart with green gooseberries showing

Gooseberry Tart

Delicious gooseberry custard tart dessert
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 50 mins
pastry resting time 30 mins
Total Time 1 hr 35 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine British
Servings 8 slices
Calories 395 kcal


  • 23 cm flan dish


For the Pastry

  • 150 g plain flour
  • 50 g icing sugar
  • 75 g cold butter sliced
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tablespoon cold water

For the Filling

  • 400 g gooseberries topped and tailed
  • 3 eggs
  • 100 g caster sugar
  • 300 ml double cream


Make the Pastry

  • Preheat the oven to 175 degrees C
  • Grease the flan base
  • Mix together the flour and sugar
  • Rub in the butter gently with your fingertips
  • Mix in the egg yolk and water, bringing it all together into a dough with your hands
  • Roll out the pastry on a floured surface and fit to the flan base
  • Place in the fridge to rest for 30 minutes
  • Cover the pastry with greaseproof paper and baking beans and bake in the oven for 15 minutes

Make the Filling

  • In a bowl mix together the eggs, cream and sugar
  • When the flan case is baked, cover the base with the gooseberries
  • Pour the egg mixture over the gooseberries
  • Bake in the oven for 35 minutes until the flan is becoming firm and browning a little