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Recipe - Cherry Bakewell Tart

Maraschino Cherry Bakewell Tart



400g flour⁣

100g sugar⁣

250g butter (diced and cold)⁣

1 egg⁣


125g butter

125g sugar

75g ground almonds

25g flour

1 egg

1 egg yolks

Almond essence


Cherry jam (or any dark jam)

Maraschino cherries⁣

Brown sugar ⁣

Icing sugar


Start by making the tart case: rub the flour and butter together to form a breadcrumb consistency then add the sugar and mix in the egg slowly⁣

Mix till it forms a smooth dough and then cover and place in the fridge to rest for a couple of hours⁣

Roll out the dough to cover a tart case then place back into the fridge⁣ to rest for 15 minutes, blind bake with beans or rice for 15 minutes at 180.C then allow to cool

Next make the filling by creaming the butter and sugar and, then slowly adding the eggs and then the flour and ground almonds, finish with a little almond essence

Take the cooled tart case and cover the bottom with a layer of cherry jam, then place the tart filling inside and spread around

Place some Maraschino cherries⁣ around and top with flaked almonds and a small sprinkling of flaked almonds

Bake in a preheated oven @ 190.C for around 30 minutes till a knife comes out smooth

Allow to cool and decorate with icing and more cherries


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