Gypsy Tart

Gypsy Tart Recipe

Yield: 9" tart

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

This Gypsy Tart is an old English traditional recipe. It’s sweet, rich, creamy, and one of the most quickest and easiest recipes too, with just two ingredients for the filling.


  • 9" sweet shortcrust pastry case
  • 1 (410g) tin evaporated milk
  • 355g (12.5oz) muscovado sugar, see notes


  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C/400°F/Gas Mark 6.
  2. Whisk the evaporated milk with the sugar for at least 10-15 minutes until pale, frothy and increased in volume. Don't be tempted to stop at the first sign of bubbles; the mixture needs to whisk until no longer gritty.
  3. Pour the whisked mixture into the pastry case and bake in the oven for around 10 minutes.
  4. Bake for 10 minutes, or until just set and still a bit wobbly in the centre. This can sometimes take up to 20-30 minutes to acheive.
  5. Allow to cool on a wire rack, then transfer to the fridge to set fully.
  6. Slice and serve cold.


If you are unable to find muscovado sugar, this can be substituted with light brown sugar instead.


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    • says

      Must be a regional thing then, Jess. It’s so easy though, just make sure you whisk that milk and sugar for agggeeesss! 😆 If you do make it, let me know how it turns out.

      Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment.

  1. says

    I have never heard of it before, but looks and sounds delicious! I will definitely giving it a try as I still have several evaporated milk cans in my pantry 😉
    love, rebecca

    • says

      Thanks chica. If you do give it a shot, do let me know how it turns out, and if you like it. :)

      A British baker with not so many British recipes, it’s shameful! 😆 So I’ll be making more British classics soon.

  2. Deirdre says

    Used to be the HIGHLIGHT of the week at our Kent school for pudding back in the day! Probably would fail nutritional standards nowadays… LUVVERLY!! Making it for a Christmas extra this year – so easy. Everyone enjoy! X

  3. Saphira-Lee Knightly says

    omg thx i love me some gypsy tart but finding one pre-made is near on impossible thx for sharing the recipe though i shall add choco sprinkles on top when its done XD