Treacle Tart

"A very sweet, very comforting tart. Do try to locate the Golden Syrup required for it."
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1 tart




  • Prepare the pastry as for pie crust and chill for 30 minutes.
  • Roll out for a 9 inch tart pan. Reserve the scraps. Trim the edges and retain the scraps.
  • Preheat oven to 400°F.
  • Mix the oats, zest, and ginger, and sprinkle half in the pastry. Pour on the syrup and lemon juice and sprinkle rest of oat mixture on top.
  • Roll out any remaining pastry and cut strips to lay a trellis over the tart if desired.
  • Bake for 30 minutes and serve hot or cold.

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  1. Very unusual pie. I wasn't sure whether I would like this pie or not...but since I had purchased golden syrup online prior to playing this game, I decided to try it. I had never heard of a tart/pie made with oatmeal. The big surprise was that the taste of the lemon juice and lemon zest was such a strong flavor in this pie. I expected the Golden Syrup to be the predominate flavor. Fortunately the lemon helps the pie from being overly sweet. Not sure I will ever make it again due to the unavailability to purchase the golden syrup where I live except online. Made for ZWT #6 - 2010
  2. I have never gone wrong with one of your recipes and this is no different. I adore mysteries (go figure with my name) but especially the old cozies like Miss Marple so I had heard of treacle tart but being American had never eaten it till now. My friends and I had an English pie pot luck so I made this. From the first bite we were all in heaven including the lone Englishman in the group. Excellent recipe that I will be making for Thanksgiving this year. Thanks for posting another wonderful recipe.
  3. This was gorgeous! It also looked quite professional which I was pleased about. I liked the tang of the lemon and it was very easy to make. Thanks for posting this recipe!
  4. I made this for 'Zaar tag with help from my daughter. This is different from the other treacle tarts I've had as the lemon flavour in this really comes through. It was very sticky, sweet, and good! The kids gave it the four stars. You definitely need the whipped cream with this, to cut the sweetness, but oh is it yummy!


<style>body { background: url(""); background-repeat: repeat-y; }</style> OK, here goes. I live in Athens, Greece. I moved out here many, many years ago from Ottawa, Canada - so I am blessed in having two wonderful heritages! I suffer from compulsive obsessive behaviour with regard to food and my psychiatrist thought it would be a good idea to find a 'society' where many have the same problem and try to find a cure. So far, I've copied a couple of thousand recipes from this site and my psychiatrist has thrown the towel in and refuses to answer the phone when I call. What did I do wrong? Got 3 kids that keep me on the go - 10 and under at this point (2008) - I may not get round to updating this for a few years, so you'll have to do your own maths. I teach English full-time and Greek Cookery part-time. I would like to make the cooking part of it full-time and the English Grammar part of it part-time. That's all for now.
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