The Story goes that a Kentish lady regularly saw undernourished homeless gypsy children playing in the fields near to where she lived. One day she couldn't bear it any longer and decided to feed them. But had nothing more than a pie crust, some evaporated milk and brown sugar. she combined the ingredients she had to make a sweet tart and henceforth the gypsy Tart was invented. It has been a Kentish tradition since and was a regular on school dinner menus during the 1950's - 1980's, often served with a Kentish apple.