Treacle Tart

How to make Treacle Tart...Harry Potter's favorite dessert!
When we were reading the Harry Potter series, I never took the time to look up what exactly treacle tart was. It sounded a little...weird. Right up there with mincemeat pie and Eton Mess. (I think the Great British Baking Show is giving me a real appreciation...and education...about these things.)

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How to make Treacle Tart...Harry Potter's favorite dessert!
Well, do you want to know why treacle tart is Harry Potter's favorite dessert? It's basically sugar syrup baked in a tart crust. OK...it's a little more than sugar, or golden, syrup - sugar syrup with fresh breadcrumbs and lemon. I am really sad I didn't make this while Jack and I were reading the books. Don't be like me.




How to make Treacle Tart...Harry Potter's favorite dessert!
Note: you'll need one of two specific brands of golden syrup. Lyle's Golden Syrup is the classic from the UK. There's also Steen's Pure Cane Syrup from Louisiana. It's a little easier to find here (my grocery store carries it) and what I used here.

tart shell
In the recipe, you'll see that I blind-baked the tart shell using a new method I learned from Stella Parks - using granulated sugar instead of beans or pie weights. You can read all about it on Serious Eats; it's pretty brilliant.

I use an egg in my recipe for the filling. I tried it without during recipe testing, but like the way the egg helps the syrup set.

How to make Treacle Tart...Harry Potter's favorite dessert!
Because the tart is so sweet, it's nice topped with something a little tart like creme fraiche or yogurt. (Psst...It's just as delicious without a topping.)

How to make Treacle Tart...Harry Potter's favorite dessert!
I'm sharing my recipes over at Imperial Sugar. Go get...make it while you read Harry Potter, host an HP movie marathon, or for a Halloween treat!

6 comments

  1. Wow! I need to make this for N, since he just finished reading the series.

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  2. Your link to Serious Eats says to blind bake at 350 for 1 hour. Your recipe says to blind bake for 20 minutes. What is the correct time for blind baking this recipe?
    Thank you.

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    1. Hi there! I linked to Serious Eats to show where I learned the method. The time of 20 minutes is correct for this recipe.

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  3. This tart looks amazing! Can't wait to try this recipe!

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