Gypsy tart
Place of originEngland
Region or stateIsle of Sheppey
Serving temperatureDessert
Main ingredientsPastry, evaporated milk or condensed milk, muscovado sugar or brown sugar

A gypsy tart is a type of tart made with evaporated milk, muscovado sugar (though some varieties include light brown sugar), and pastry. It originates from the county of Kent.[1]

The tart is extremely sweet and is, for many people, associated with school dinners. Although most commonly made with evaporated milk, condensed milk may be used in its place. This makes for a firmer and even sweeter tart, with a darker colour.[2] A legend says that a woman invented the tart to feed hungry gypsy children.[3]


  1. ^ Taylor, Genevieve (2014). Pie!: 100 Gorgeously Glorious Recipes. A&C Black. p. 136. ISBN 9781472912008. Retrieved 23 June 2019.
  2. ^ "Gypsy Tart". BBC. Retrieved 5 April 2015.
  3. ^ Gypsy Tart.