Pistachio & black cherry Bakewell tart

Pistachio & black cherry Bakewell tart

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Prep: 15 mins Cook: 35 mins


Serves 6

This nutty pistachio sponge has a layer of sweet, black cherry jam that'll leave you wanting more. It's an impressive party dessert yet simple to make

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal619
  • fat37g
  • saturates13g
  • carbs59g
  • sugars40g
  • fibre2g
  • protein11g
  • salt0.6g
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  • 100g golden caster sugar
  • 100g butter, softened at room temperature



    Butter is a dairy product made from separating whole milk or cream into fat and…

  • 2 large eggs
  • 60g pistachio paste (see tip)
  • 25g plain flour
  • 90g ground almonds
  • 150g black cherry jam
  • 1 large ready-made cooked pastry case
  • crème fraîche, to serve (optional)


  1. Heat oven to 160C/140C fan/ gas 3. First, make a frangipane. Beat the sugar and butter until light and fluffy, then beat in the eggs one at a time. Add the pistachio paste, flour and almonds and mix well.

  2. Spread the black cherry jam over the base of the pastry case, top with the frangipane mixture and bake for 25-30 mins. Leave to cool completely, then serve with crème fraîche, if you like.

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19th Oct, 2019
Easy to bake and oh so delicious! I bought the pistachio butter online (Meridian had a sale on so that’s what I went with). I blind baked a readymade short crust pastry then followed the recipe. I baked the tart for about 10 minutes longer than stated as it was still too moist. Let it cool, topped with powdered sugar and served with vanilla ice cream. It was a crowd-pleaser!
15th Apr, 2019
Wow. I've only had the rubbish little Bakewell cakes in my time, and this tart completely knocked them all out of the park. I took this as dessert at a friend's get together and it went down very well which I was glad of, because you never know when bringing something a bit more unusual. Can't say this was an easy bake as I made a few components from scratch and it was a bit of an on-and-off through the day project. I made sweet shortcrust pastry from scratch and also made my own pistachio paste as couldn't source ready made versions of these. The rest was straightforward. So glad I was able to bring the last slice home for today!
10th Feb, 2017
Where do you buy pistachio paste? It is not stocked by Tesco or Sainsburys. I could only find it online at Amazon and it's very expensive!
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17th Feb, 2017
You will most likely have to get the paste online and there are a variety of suppliers, varying in price. We got ours from Sous Chef: http://www.souschef.co.uk/pure-pistachio-paste.html However if you put 'pistachio paste' into Google, there are smaller jars available which cost less.
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