Spiced Autumn Walnut and Golden Syrup Tart-Pie

Recipe by French Tart
READY IN: 1hr 20mins




  • Sift the flour and salt into a bowl then rub the butter in until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs. Then stir in enough water to give a soft but not sticky dough. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  • Roll out the pastry on a lightly floured surface then use to line a 30cm x 10cm / 12in x 4in rectangular fluted flan tin. Trim off any excess pastry then line with baking paper and beans and bake blind in a preheated oven at 200°C/400°F/Gas 6 for 10 minutes. Remove the paper and beans and cook for a further 5 minutes until lightly browned.
  • Meanwhile beat the eggs and milk together. Boil the Demerara sugar and syrup together in a saucepan for about 2-3 minutes. Stir in the butter, cinnamon, vanilla and orange rind and cool slightly. Slowly pour the syrup mixture onto the beaten eggs and milk mixture.
  • Scatter the walnuts over the pastry case and then spoon the syrup mixture over and smooth over the surface with the back of a spoon.
  • Bake in a preheated oven at 220°C/425°F/Gas 7 for 10 minutes then reduce the heat to 170°C/325°F/Gas 3 and cook for a further 40-50 minutes or until the filling is set.
  • Serve either hot or cold with a dollop of cream, creme fraiche or yoghurt.