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Individual Custard Tarts

Individual Custard TartsIndividual custard tarts served with fresh fruit are the essence of simplicity after a rich meal. Light and delicate yet flavorful, these tarts make a lovely presentation dressed with fresh mint leaves.

Recipe Ingredients:

6 prepared single-serving graham cracker crusts
1 (3 25-ounce) package vanilla pudding and pie filling mix (not instant)
1/3 cup water
1 (12-ounce) can NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Lowfat Milk
1 tablespoon lemon juice
2 teaspoons grated lemon peel
1 pint strawberries*, sliced (fruit is optional)
1/4 cup mint leaves (optional)

Cooking Directions:

  1. Combine pudding mix and water in small saucepan. Add evaporated milk, lemon juice and lemon peel; stir until smooth. Cook over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, until mixture comes to a boil and thickens.
  2. Pour into crusts; refrigerate for 1 hour or until set. Top with fruit and mint leaves before serving.

Makes 8 servings.

*About 3 peeled, sliced kiwifruit or 2 oranges (sectioned) could be used in place of the strawberries or one could dress the tarts with any desired combination of these fruits.

Recipe and photograph are the property of Nestlé® and, used with permission.