Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Cynthia's No-Bake Fruit Tart

This post/recipe is over due! My apologies for having delayed the recipe for this no-bake Fruit Tart. This No-Bake Fruit Tart is perfect for a lazy day! It does not require baking and takes only an hour to put together. However, there is a huge downside to it. IT NEEDS REFRIGERATION right up to the moment it is ready to be eaten. Else, there are odds of the crust crumbling and falling apart. That aside, this is one tasty tart! (: 

No-Bake Fruit Tart Recipe

This recipe yields a 7" round tart

200g digestive biscuits
80g unsalted butter, melted

4 tbsp corn flour
2 egg yolk
5 tbsp castor sugar
200ml milk (fresh milk preferred)

I used these fruits: Strawberries, Kiwi, Cranberries, Blueberries and Canned Oranges

1 tbsp apricot jam
1 tbsp hot water


Have the digestive biscuits in a bag or ziplock bag. 

Crush the digestive biscuits till it is fine and sandy.

Add the melted butter. Mix well.

You should get a wet sand-like mixture like this.

Pour into tart tin with removable base and compact with the back of a spoon/ladle/flat cup.

Once compact, pop it into the freezer for 30 minutes to set. In the meantime, prepare the custard. 

* FOLLOW THE EXACT INSTRUCTIONS as I've found that this method that I've tried and tested works best. 

Warm up the milk in a non-stick pan. 

Once small bubbles are seen, remove it from the heat. DO NOT allow it to boil.

Add the corn flour to the egg yolk and mix well with a spoon. 

Add 1 tsp of the warm milk into the mixture and mix well with a spoon. 

Slowly add a tbsp at once and mix well with a spoon before adding the next. 

You should get something like this. Add in the castor sugar.

Return the liquid back to the non-stick pan and stir till mixture starts to thicken. Once your spoon/spatula leaves 'clean' tracks in the pan, remove from heat and continue stirring. It will still be in a very liquid state.

You should get a soft sticky mixture like such. Surface wrap with food wrap. Chill in the refrigerator for 15 - 30 minutes while preparing the fruits.

These are the fruits I've used. 

Cut and slice the fruits accordingly. Wash and pat the fruits dry. 

Here's a Strawberry Rose I carved! (: 

To 1 tbsp of apricot jam, add 1 tbsp of hot water and stir well. This will act as a fruit glaze. If you are gonna consume the tart anything more than 6 hours after 'baking' it, use the gelatin fruit glaze in this recipe instead. 20ml of fruit juice to 3/4 tsp of gelatin will suffice. 

Remove the crust from the freezer.

Spread/pipe it onto the base. 

And as quickly as you can, top with the fruits before the custard dries out.

Beautifully arranged! (:

Glaze with the apricot jam mixture. 

Chill the tart and serve it fresh from the chiller only when you are going to consume it. Else, there are odds that the crust WILL CRUMBLE without refrigeration. 

Enjoy this simple and no-bake Fruit Tart! (: 

I'd love to see the bakes or stuff you've cooked using the blog's recipe! Do share photos of stuff you've baked or cooked using the blog's recipe with me either via FB message to OR OR via email at! I look forward to hearing from you! (: 


  1. Beautiful piece of ""art".. too pretty to be eaten.:)


  2. cynthia i have try you this receipt but i would like to ask why the cookies base cant make as nice as your de?


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