Plum Custard Tarts

  • 10MINS
  • 12MINS
  • 17KCAL

These slimming friendly Plum Custard Tarts are so moreish and delicious, a great treat whether you’re calorie counting or following Weight Watchers!

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NutritionPer Serving

  • Calories17
  • Carbs2g
  • Protein1g
  • Fat1g
  • Saturates0.2g
  • Sugars1g

For the full list of ingredients and comprehensive instructions, please see the recipe card below. Before you scroll, there’s important stuff in the blurb!

These deliciously moreish Plum Custard Tarts are slimming friendly and perfect if you’re counting calories or following a plan like Weight Watchers.

We love Christmassy spices and the mixed spice in these tarts gives them a really festive feel! If you’re not keen on plums, then you can also use any other kind of stone fruit – for example, nectarines also work really well.

We think that these Plum Custard Tarts are best served warm for pudding, but they’re also great served cold as a snack with a hot drink at any time of day.

What diets are these Plum Custard Tarts suitable for?

This Plum Custard Tarts recipe is suitable for vegetarian diets. If the filo pastry is dairy free (as most are) this recipe is also suitable for dairy free diets.

It can be made gluten free as long as you swap out the following ingredients for gluten free versions;

  • Filo pastry

You can also make this recipe vegan by swapping the following ingredients for vegan alternatives;

  • Egg
  • Filo pastry (most brands are vegan, but please do double check as ingredients can vary)

Please make sure to double or triple check all of your ingredients if you’re cooking for people with allergies.

How Weight Watchers friendly is this Plum Custard Tarts recipe?

  • You need to count 1 Point per portion of this Plum Custard Tarts recipe if you’re on WW Green.
  • You need to count Zero Points per portion of this Plum Custard Tarts recipe if you’re on WW Blue.
  • You need to count Zero Points per portion of this Plum Custard Tarts recipe if you’re on WW Purple.

Do you need any special ingredients to make these Plum Custard Tarts?

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You’ll need one of these Mini Muffin Trays from Amazon. They are essential for making these Plum Custard Tarts, and we’ve used it for a lot of our other canapés too.

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How many calories are in these Plum Custard Tarts?

There are 17 calories per portion in this Plum Custard Tarts, which means it falls into our Everyday Light category.

These Plum Custard Tarts are perfect if you’re following a calorie controlled diet and fit well with any one of the major diet plans such as Weight Watchers.

As a guide, an average man needs around 2,500kcal (10,500kJ) a day to maintain a healthy body weight. For an average woman, that figure is around 2,000kcal (8,400kJ) a day. Obviously, if your goal is to lose weight then you might want to adjust these slightly! You can read more about these recommendations on the NHS website.

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 160°C.

Step 2

Cut the filo pastry into 16 squares. In a mini muffin tin, spray 8 of the cups with low calorie cooking spray and push 8 of the filo squares in. Spray again with low calorie cooking spray and put the remaining 8 squares on top. Cook for 5 minutes.

Step 3

Meanwhile, chop the plum and place in a saucepan with 1 tablespoon of the Sukrin Gold, the mixed spice and 2 tablespoons of water. Cook gently for 5 minutes until the plum has softened.

Step 4

Beat the egg in a jug and add the remaining 1 tablespoon of granulated sweetener and the vanilla extract.

Step 5

Into the filo cases place some of the plums and top with the egg mixture. Bake in the oven for 12 minutes until the egg is set.

What could I serve with these Plum Custard Tarts?

These Plum Custard Tarts work perfectly as part of a Christmas buffet and are great when served with the following dishes:

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How do you know when these Plum Custard Tarts are cooked?

You’ll need to bake these Plum Custard Tarts for around 12 minutes or until the filling is set.

Standard advice here in the UK is to cook food until it has reached 70°C and stayed at that temperature for 2 minutes. This is to keep your family safe.

How long can you keep these Plum Custard Tarts in the fridge?

Once you’ve put it out, ideally you should eat it within 4 hours.

If you allow any to cool, make sure to refrigerate in a container with a lid and chill. You can keep these Plum Custard Tarts in the fridge for approximately 3 days or so.

Can I freeze these Plum Custard Tarts?

No, we wouldn’t recommend freezing this recipe.

How do I reheat these Plum Custard Tarts?

These Plum Custard Tarts can be enjoyed hot or cold. If you’d like to reheat these tarts then simply pop into a hot oven for a couple of minutes or until the filling is piping hot.

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Plum Custard Tarts

These slimming friendly Plum Custard Tarts are so moreish and delicious, a great treat whether you’re calorie counting or following Weight Watchers!
  • Prep Time
    10 MINS
  • Cook Time
    12 MINS
  • KCals 17
  • Carbs 2G
  • WW Points:
  • 1 Green
  • 0 Blue
  • 0 Purple

Ingredients

  • 3/4 sheet filo pastry
  • 50 grams plum
  • 1 whole egg
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp granulated sweetener
  • 1/4 tsp mixed spice
  • low calorie cooking spray

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Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 160°C.
  2. Cut the filo pastry into 16 squares. In a mini muffin tin, spray 8 of the cups with low calorie cooking spray and push 8 of the filo squares in. Spray again with low calorie cooking spray and put the remaining 8 squares on top. Cook for 5 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, chop the plum and place in a saucepan with 1 tablespoon of the Sukrin Gold, the mixed spice and 2 tablespoons of water. Cook gently for 5 minutes until the plum has softened.
  4. Beat the egg in a jug and add the remaining 1 tablespoon of granulated sweetener and the vanilla extract.
  5. Into the filo cases, place some of the plums and top with the egg mixture. Bake in the oven for 12 minutes until the egg is set.

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Dawn-AnnTuesday 15th November 2016

Last year, Ribena had a limited idition of Spiced Winter no added sugar squash. Could this be used to substitute the cooking liquid?

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