Dulce De Leche Tart

This dulce de leche tart promises to add only sweet things to your day!

Dulce De Leche Tart
Dulce De Leche Tart

2014 was a difficult year for so many people around me. On the first day of January last year my sister-in-law Ann called me to tell me that my other sister-in-law. Dawn was terminal and had been given days to live. I sent Dawn a message to tell her we were with her in thought and prayer and the next morning she passed away. My first concern was for Dave’s mum who had now lost two of her children. As Ann flew over to the UK to be with Dawn’s children, Dave and I went to Sedgefield to be with Marguerite. And this signalled how the year would play out. My friend lost her husband, another friend her father, my mom’s sister passed away and each month another friend or family member died. It seemed that death was a constant part of our lives last year. With all the sadness around us, I wanted there to also be sweet moments. I seem to have made more desserts that savoury dishes in 2014 and I think that this trend might continue. This dulce de leche tart was one of the sweetest desserts I made, and it was delicious. Each bite of crisp pastry with soft, sweet custard like topping was perfect. And that is what I am wishing for 2015 – a perfectly sweet year.

Dulce De Leche Tart
Dulce De Leche
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5 from 5 votes

Dulce De Leche Tart

These pastries are custard tarts taken to a whole new level!
Recipe Category: Dessert
Makes enough for: 6 small tarts
All Rights Reserved: an original recipe from Lavender and Lime



  • Bake your pastry and set aside to cool
  • Preheat the oven to 160° Celsius
  • Place the dulce de leche into a saucepan
  • Over a medium temperature bring to 38°Celsius
  • Pour over the eggs, whisking continuously
  • Once completely combined pour into your pastry shells
  • Bake for 40 minutes
  • Allow to cool before removing from the tin

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Dulce De Leche Tart
Use baking paper to make handles to lift your tart out of the tin

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38 thoughts on “Dulce De Leche Tart

  1. I must say I was pleased to see the back of 2014 and just hoping 2015 has better things in store and if one of them is this tart that’s a good start:)

  2. 5 stars
    I’m sorry to hear about the unfortunate news with people around you…On the sweeter side of life, you are so generous with that filling we’re drooling right now!!!

    Julie & Alesah
    Gourmet Getaways xx

  3. Wow, that sounds like a really tough year. I’m glad you could do some little things to sweeten it up at least a tiny bit. I hope 2015 is kinder to your family and friends!

  4. I’m sorry death was such a constant part of 2014 and my heart goes out to you and your family.
    On a nicer note, this dulce de leche tart looks exquisite, and definitely would have made your sweet tooth sing!

    Choc Chip Uru

  5. 5 stars
    Dear Tandy, I’m so sorry about all the pain and loss you have experienced this year. XO 2014 was a rough one for me in the same way, so much loss, so much death. 🙁 Wishing you healing and much sweetness with your loves in 2015.

  6. What a sad year for you Tandy! Wishing you many blessings this 2015 year. The old saying, it never rains but it pours seems to hold true. Perhaps that why when occasion calls for it, celebration seems all but necessary in life. You have to celebrate the sweet moments or just be sad, because life throws curve balls. This tart looks absolutely splendid and a great way to celebrate everything I am so grateful for in life.

  7. Just look at that sweet and wonderful pastry. Oh yeah, this is my type of dessert I want on today

  8. I’m sorry 2014 has been tough 🙁 heres to a sweeter 2015!! This recipe looks delicious and a great way to start the year on a sweet note!

  9. 5 stars
    It was indeed a tough year for your family Tandy and I truly sympathise. One of my dear friends lost her 29 year old daughter suddenly, and then within three weeks her own mother died. Life is cruel, but then my father always reminded me that we are born to live and then we die. Your tart is very comforting.

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