Total Time
1hr 30mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 1 hr

This comes from The Book Lovers Cookbook. It is easy and attractive and tastes great. This recipe makes two tarts.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. To make pastry:.
  2. Combine the flour, sugar and salt in a large bowl.
  3. Add the butter and mix together with a fork or fingers till the texture is crumbly.
  4. In a separate bowl, mix the egg yolks with the lemon juice.
  5. Stir the yolk mixture and water into crumbly flour.
  6. Use your hands to form the dough into a ball.
  7. Press the dough into the bottom only of two 9-inch pie pans or two 9-inch springform pans to about a 3/8 inch thickness.
  8. Refrigerate the crusts for about 15 minutes.
  9. For the topping:.
  10. In a medium bowl, combine all the ingredients except cherries and mix well.
  11. Fold in cherries.
  12. Spread mixture to about 1/2 inch thickness on top of chilled crust, leaving a 1/4 inch margin uncovered at edge.
  13. Bake at 425 for 15 minutes.
  14. Reduce heat to 350 and bake for about another 40-45 minutes.
  15. Cool and slice as desired for serving.


Most Helpful

Very nice! I found the crust to be tasty (and use 1/4 cup egg substitute instead of the yolk) but would not use all the dough next time (crust was a little thick). I used half pitted cherries that I had frozen - I think I would increase to 3 cups (love those cherries) or maybe use a blend of cherries and blueberries. An easy & delicious tart, I will make this again.

MA HIKER May 12, 2007

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