A custard tart was a type of pastry consisting of an outer pastry crust and filled with custard, typically eaten as a form of dessert.[1]

On 1 September 1992, custard tart was served at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry's Welcoming Feast. While in Severus Snape's office after Harry Potter and Ronald Weasley had crashed into the Whomping Willow, Albus Dumbledore told Snape that he wished to sample this "delicious-looking" food.[2]

Behind the scenes

  • In the early German translation, this dessert was tranlated as "Senftorte". The translator probably confused the words custard and mustard. This was corected to "Eiercremetorte" in later editions.


Notes and references

  1. Custard tart on Wikipedia
  2. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Chapter 5 (The Whomping Willow)