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Treacle Tart Recipe

Easy to make, and popular with children of all ages.

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Key Features

  • Suitable for Vegetarians


For 12 slices:

½ Batch of Pate Sucrée (q.v.)

10 generous tablespoons (160ml) Golden Syrup

8 rounded tablespoons (120ml) Fresh White Breadcrumbs

2 level teaspoons (10ml) finely-grated Lemon Rind

2 tablespoons (30ml) Lemon Juice


1. Line a loose-bottomed flan dish with the pastry, prick it lightly with a fork, and chill it in the fridge for at least ½ hour.

2. Heat the oven to 200ºC/400ºF/Gas 6.

3. Mix the other ingredients together and spread them over the pastry.

4. Roll out the pastry trimmings, if a lattice is desired, and cut them into 1cm/½ in wide strips & lay them in a pattern over the tart - trim the edges neatly.

5. Bake the tart on the middle shelf on the heated oven for 25 - 30 minutes.

Serve with ice cream or Custard (q.v.)

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