This tart/pie is one of my favourite things in the world. It is my birthday request and my mum likes to make it for me. Now she has gone back to the UK I will have to make it myself.
I copied the recipe from my parents scraggy old French farmhouse cooking recipe book. I did not copy the pastry recipe as mum always uses the store bought stuff and there are plenty of recipes out there, if you are stuck try here.
If you are a fan of cherries and almonds like me, you must make this as soon as you can. If you have followed a link from Sweet New Zealand, you know you have to try it, you clicked, you liked.Thanks Sugar & Spice & all Things Nice for hosting. If you are wondering what I am talking about, look HERE.
Tin- I used my new rectangle tin but mother always uses a normal flan dish- the fluted round type.
75g (1/4 cup + 2 + 1/2 tbsp) sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1 egg yolk
45ml (3 tbsp) water
Roll short crust pastry to a 5mm thickness
Shape into prepared flan tin and chill for 30 minutes, prick base gently with a fork.
450 grm jar of Morello cherries
125 grms butter
125 grms caster sugar
125 grms ground almonds
1 tsp flour
2 large eggs
2 tablespoons rum flavour
Pre-heat oven 180, blind bake pastry case
Cream butter, sugar, almonds and flour until smooth
Add eggs one at a time
Stir in rum flavour
Arrange cherries in the bottom of pastry case
Pour almond mix over the cherries
Bake for 30 minutes until golden, cover with foil and bake for further hour.
175 grms icing sugar
1 tablespoon rum flavour
2 tablespoons of water
jam to glaze (states red current, we use raspberry or black cherry)
Dissolve icing sugar, rum and water in a small saucepan over a low heat, beating constantly
Brush tart with jam, heating jam if necessary
Pour glaze over the cooled tart