Hot Custard Tarts: Breathing New Life into a Much-Loved Classic

The classic custard tart is a much-loved Aussie food icon, and kids all around the country grew up licking the bowl after mum made a fresh batch of custard. In a delightful twist on the classic recipe, we have reinvented the custard tart, and in the process, have created the ultimate comfort food.

It’s a custard tart. Served hot!

Introducing the Hot Custard Tart

We’ve gone back to basics, creating a rich, delicious custard filling that evokes a sense of comfort and nostalgia. Harking back to the good old days, a simple combination of fresh ingredients is what makes these tarts unique, and where many other bakeries use premix fillings, we make the custard from scratch. Think milk, sugar, eggs and cornflour, topped with a dash of nutmeg and served hot. A tiny taste of heaven wrapped in a warm comfy pastry blanket.

Takeaways and Family Traditions

The hot custard tart has developed a cult following, and people make their way up the mountains specifically to grab a tart… or twenty. They’re a popular takeaway item, and many customers will stop to stock up with a ‘sneaky dozen’ as a ready-made dessert to take home. Others order in bulk for Christmas, because the hot custard tart has become part of their family tradition. They can be consumed immediately or reheated, and will last up to five days in the fridge.

The one catch is that you won’t find them anywhere else, so to get your hands on one you’ll need to make your way up here to see us at Mountain High Pies. They go nicely with a hot cup of coffee too.