Cherry Tart Recipe

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A thin pastry covered with cherries and topped with a thickened sauce.

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  • Base:-
  • 2 cups flour
  • A pinch of salt
  • 2 egg yolks mixed with 2 tablespoons water
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2/3 cup margarine
  • Topping:--
  • 2 tins cherries in syrup
  • 2 tablespoons custard powder


  1. Method for base:-
  2. Sift the flour and the salt, add sugar and mix with a spoon.
  3. Rub in the margarine and sprinkle the egg yolks and water over all.
  4. Toss the mixture with a fork and press into a ball. Chill for at least ½ an hour.
  5. Roll out the dough and press into 2 round pyrex dishes, prick with a fork and bake in a hot oven till light brown.
  6. Method for topping:-
  7. Drain the cherries. Mix custard powder with 4 tablespoons of syrup.
  8. Place the rest of the syrup in a pot and bring to the boil, add custard powder mixture and stir till thickened, cool.
  9. Arrange cherries in one baked shell and pour the cooled sauce over them.
  10. The other base can be frozen for later use.


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