Manchester tart

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Manchester tart
Manchester tart.jpg
Region or stateManchester
Main ingredientsShortcrust pastry, raspberry jam, custard, flaked coconut, Maraschino cherry
VariationsLayer of sliced bananas, lemon-flavoured custard

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. A variation, has a layer of thinly-sliced banana under the custard.

Manchester Tart was 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]

Robinson's Bakers of Failsworth advertises itself as the home of the Manchester tart.[2]

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  1. ^ "Regional Dishes of North-West England – Virtual Encyclopaedia of Greater Manchester". Archived from the original on 5 January 2014. Retrieved 6 January 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "Robinsons - Manchester's oldest bakery".

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