Bake something sweet for summer!

This month we challenged Tania of Larger Family Life to make us something sweet for summer!

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Cherry and custard tart dessert

Nothing but nothing beats the taste of homemade custard apart from this delicious Cherry and Custard Tart. Surprisingly quick and easy to make, this is a treat that the whole family will enjoy time and time again.


Makes one 9” tart.

For the sweet pastry:

  • 300g plain flour
  • 120g Trex
  • 140g caster sugar
  • A little water to bind

For the custard:

  • 300ml double cream
  • 700ml whole milk
  • 4 fresh egg yolks
  • 1 vanilla pod
  • 3 tbsp cornflour
  • 200g caster sugar

To finish:

  • 100g de-stoned cherries

Step 1

Preheat oven to 160° for fan oven or 180° conventional oven. Grease a 9½” loose bottomed sandwich tin. Put Trex into bowl and add flour. Rub lightly until mixture resembles breadcrumbs. Add sugar and stir into the breadcrumb mixture well. Add enough water to turn mixture into a pliable dough.

Step 2

Line pastry neatly onto a greased sandwich tin. Use a spoon to crimp edges neatly. Lightly prick the base of the pastry with a fork all over to allow heat to escape. Bake for approximately 15 minutes until lightly browned. Once baked remove from oven and set aside while you make the custard.

Step 3

To make the custard, pour milk and cream into a pan and heat gently until it almost reaches boiling point but not quite. Slice the vanilla pod lengthways then scrape the seeds. While the cream and milk mixture heat up, place the cornflour, sugar, yolks and vanilla seeds in a bowl. Whisk together – the mixture will look quite lumpy and solid – don’t worry! Add the warmed milk and cream mixture to the bowl. Whisk the custard mixture in the bowl.

Step 4

Return contents of bowl to pan and add the vanilla pod. Warm mixture up over a medium-low heat, whisking all the time. Continue to heat and whisk until mixture finally becomes thick and custard-like!

Step 5

Remove vanilla pod from mixture and pour custard into the baked pastry case.

Step 6

Gently place cherries onto custard.

Step 7

Allow custard mixture to cool for 20-30 minutes before removing from tin. Enjoy!