Friday, May 9, 2008

Cherry Tart-A Special Teatime Treat

Since I have received several inquiries about what my mom would serve at teatime, I have decided to share one of her favorite recipes. It is a rather old recipe. She reached for this recipe for almost every occasion. She would whip this up in a snap. Although I love to bake, working with pastry dough is not one of my favorites. If you are a pie baker, this recipe will be easy for you.

Cherry Tart
3 C flour
1/2 C sugar
1 t salt
3 t baking powder
3 egg yolks
2/3 C milk
1 t vanilla
2 cans cherry pie filling

Preheat oven to 350. Spray 9X13 pan with vegetable spray. Mix egg yolks, milk, & vanilla. Add to dry ingredients. Save 1/4 of dough for lattice top. Pat dough in pan. I thought this was a little sticky. I found that when I dampened my hands slightly, it helped. Pour pie filling over dough. Make lattice work for top. You might need to add a little flour to make the dough more manageable. Bake for 30-40 minutes or until golden brown. Enjoy...The middle pieces are the favorite in my family!

My choice of tea to drink with this would be Apricot Peach. The fruitiness of both seem to compliment each other.

1 comment:

  1. My favorite teatime treats are the chocolate chip cheesecake bars found in the "Teatime in Gettysburg" cookbook. It has become my go-to recipe when I need to make a special treat or dessert. My kids absolutely love them and my extended family now asks for them at all family gatherings. They are simple to make but taste like a million bucks!