Savoury custard tart with Tenderstem® broccoli

Savoury custard tart with Tenderstem® broccoli

The ultimate show-stopper, this savoury custard tart is guaranteed to please a crowd. Perfect for summer gatherings, dinner parties or as part of a barbecue spread, this gorgeous tart which is adorned with elegant pieces of Tenderstem® broccoli is deliciously moreish.

Preparation time

20 minutes

Cooking time

1 hour, 10 minutes




  1. First, make the pastry. Mix the flour and salt, then rub in the butter with your fingertips until it looks like fine breadcrumbs. Add the milk and egg yolk and mix with a knife. Once almost combined, gently and briefly knead on a lightly floured work surface until just smooth. Cover and chill for 2 hours.

  2. Preheat the oven to 160C, 180C fan. Roll the pastry to about 6mm thick. Line the tin, pressing gently into the sides. Chill for 20 min in the fridge or 10 min in the freezer.

  3. Trim the overhang of the pastry, add a piece of foil or baking parchment on top and fill with baking beans. Bake for 10 mins, remove the beans and paper and bake for around 10-15 mins more – it should be an even, lightly golden colour.

  4. Meanwhile heat the milk, cream and cheese until steaming but not boiling. Whisk the yolks with a pinch of salt then gradually add the hot milk mixture while continuing to mix. Add nutmeg, salt and pepper to taste.

  5. Reduce the heat of the oven to 150C, 130C fan. Add the Tenderstem® broccoli and chives to the tart case then pour the custard on top. Bake for 30-40 mins. It should be firm with a slight wobble in the middle. Cool to at least room temperature before slicing.

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