Delicious! Manchester Tart

Delicious! Manchester Tart

This is a good old fashioned sweet recipe, it’s so easy to make and a perfect treat for everyone it can be served with ice cream or fresh whipped double cream.

Delicious. !!!

Manchester Tart

For the pastry base.

8 ozs Plain flour

3 ozs lard

200 mls water.

Rub together the fat and flour until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.

Add the water little by little, until a firm dough is formed.

Set aside in the fridge for 15 mins.

or 1 sheet ready-rolled short crust pastry

575ml full-fat milk

3 tablespoons of raspberry jam

3 tablespoons custard powder

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

4 tablespoons caster sugar

Preheat oven to 200 C / Gas 6.

Line a 24cm/10in round baking tin with pastry. Prick the base with a fork. Lay a sheet of baking parchment on top and top with dried beansand bake in preheated oven for 20 minutes remove the beans and baking parchment and let the pastry base cool.

The good old fashioned sweet recipe that's so easy to make

The good old fashioned sweet recipe that’s so easy to make

Meanwhile, make the custard. Place milk, custard powder, 2 tablespoons sugar and vanilla extract into a pan, whisk/stir untilsmooth and all the custard powder is thoroughly mixed in with the milk and other ingredients. Gently heat until thick and set aside to cool slightly, sprinkle the custard mix with icing sugar or cover with a lid to stop a skin forming on the top.

Spread plenty of jam over pastry case base and sprinkle with half the coconut (and sliced banana optional) Pour in custard mixture and set to one side.

In a small pan put the remaining coconut in and dry roast until golden brown.sprinkle the pie with the toasted coconut (slice a banana and arrange it around the top of the pie (optional)

Chill in the fridge for at least 2 hrs (overnight preferably)

This pie is just as delicious with or without the added fruit if preferred.


Decorate the top of the Manchester Tart with a circle of banana followed by a circle of raspberries and serve with pouring cream.