Chrissie’s caramel tart

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This recipe is classed as easy

Rating 3.58 / 5 (36 votes)

Prep time:
10 min
Cook time:
2 hrs 10 min

An easy recipe which will satisfy that sweet tooth. Passed down from Rach’s great grandmother, Chrissie Moore


1. Place unopened tin of condensed milk into a large saucepan generously covering tin with water, boil for 2 hours to turn the milk into caramel, (check every 30 minutes to ensure tin is covered in
water, top up when necessary so the tin doesn’t burst).

2. Preheat oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4. Grease pie dish with butter and line with sheet of pastry.

3. Place in oven for 10 minutes, or until golden brown.

4. Pour cooled caramel into pastry shell. Spoon over thickened whipped cream generously


  • 1 sheets sweet short pastry
  • 400 g tin condensed milk
  • 250 ml single cream, whipped
  • 1 tsp butter

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Hi me again - tried the banana and that was a hit and made the tart a much lighter option - that squeezy caramel is fab and could be used as a topping for ice cream - well worth trying

tiger 8 tiger 8  Posted 24 Sep 2009 12:48 PM

You can now buy carnation caramel in a squeezy bottle - made small tarts (ready bakes by M&S) and squeezed over the caramel then added a topping of melted chocolate too rich. Either cream or chocolate flake crumbled over would be better - I will try the banana as that would be like banoffee pie.

tiger 8 tiger 8  Posted 19 Sep 2009 12:06 AM

boil a few cans of condensed milk at the one time and save fuel

I use whipping or double cream and then crumble a flake over the top.

Futterfly Futterfly  Posted 10 Sep 2009 5:39 PM

You cannot whip single cream I think you mean whipping cream

lucylucymary lucylucymary Posted 09 Sep 2009 12:51 PM

you can now buy carmel flavour condensed milk why boil

gina gina Posted 08 Sep 2009 4:09 PM

Very time consuming, not at all eco-frendly (boil for 2 hours)but nice to eat

AnnaP34226 AnnaP34226 Posted 08 Sep 2009 10:14 AM

Wow that's great, I didn't know you could get caramel from boiling condensed milk! Could do so much with this, add apple or banana. I've just gone and bought both books, can't wait to see more recipes. Thanks girls.

MelanieT95842 MelanieT95842 Posted 06 Sep 2009 10:47 AM

brilliant fun

MichaelS59914 MichaelS59914 Posted 04 Sep 2009 7:05 PM

also put some rosted nuts - very nice!!!

ElenaH63987 ElenaH63987 Posted 04 Sep 2009 1:45 PM

Wow what an amazing recipe straight from the stoneages...cant i pleaase just buy a tin of caramel instead of boiling a tin for 2hours and risking an explosion of condensed proportions?

NigellaE24920 NigellaE24920 Posted 04 Sep 2009 10:56 AM

Try adding sliced bananas to this tart!

Gloria8 Gloria8 Posted 03 Sep 2009 7:13 PM

Gloria8 Gloria8 Posted 03 Sep 2009 7:12 PM