Manchester tart

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Manchester tart
Manchester tart.jpg
Type Tart
Region or state Manchester
Main ingredients Shortcrust pastry, raspberry jam, custard, flaked coconut, Maraschino cherry
Cookbook:Manchester tart  Manchester tart

Manchester tart is a traditional English baked tart consisting of a shortcrust pastry shell, spread with raspberry jam, covered with a custard filling and topped with flakes of coconut and a Maraschino cherry. One variation of the original recipe includes slices of banana underneath the custard with the jam.

A staple on school dinner menus until the mid-1980s, the original Manchester tart is a variation on an earlier recipe, the Manchester pudding, which was first recorded by the Victorian cookery writer Mrs Beeton.[1]

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