Jam and custard tart with a slice cut out

Cheat’s Manchester tart

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Prep: 20 mins Cook: 30 mins - 35 mins

Easy

Serves 6-8

Save time by using ready-made pastry and custard powder for this easy Manchester tart – it still has all the lovely flavours of this classic northern dessert

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: Per serving

  • kcal362
  • fat21g
  • saturates11g
  • carbs36g
  • sugars15g
  • fibre3g
  • protein6g
  • salt0.4g
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Ingredients

  • butter, for the tin
    Butter

    Butter

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    Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…

  • 1 sheet ready-rolled shortcrust pastry
  • 575ml whole milk

    Milk

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    One of the most widely used ingredients, milk is often referred to as a complete food. While cow…

  • 3 tbsp custard powder
  • 3 tbsp caster sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 tbsp raspberry jam
  • 5 tbsp desiccated coconut
    Coconut

    Coconut

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    A large hairy, brown nut that grows on the coconut tree, found throughout the world's…

  • handful of raspberries, to decorate
    Raspberries

    Raspberry

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Method

  1. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Butter a 22cm round loose-bottomed tart tin, then use the sheet of pastry to line the tin. Prick the base with a fork, then lay a sheet of baking parchment on top and fill with baking beans. Bake for 20 mins. Remove the beans and baking parchment and cook for a further 5 mins. Remove from the oven and leave to cool.

  2. To make the custard, put the milk, custard powder, sugar and vanilla extract in a pan on a medium heat and keep stirring until smooth and thick, around 5-10 mins. Leave to cool and cover with cling film to stop a skin forming.

  3. Once the base and custard have cooled, spread the jam over the pastry and sprinkle with half the coconut. Pour in the custard, then sprinkle with the remaining coconut and chill. Decorate with raspberries and a final sprinkle of coconut, and serve.

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