Thursday 16 June 2011

Black Cherry Tarts

Delectable tangy and sweet and  plump black cherries baked  in flaky melt in the mouth pastry.


480 grams black ripe cherries
120 grams Sugar
60 ml water
1 teaspoon cherry essence
Ready  rolled puff pastry.
Plain flour for rolling pastry and icing sugar for dusting.


1. In a heavy bottomed pan add the water and sugar and simmer on low heat till sugar melts.
2. Wash and remove stones from cherries and add to pan with the cherry essence.
3. Simmer the cherries in sugar syrup till they start to break down and syrup becomes thick.
4. Remove from heat and allow to cool
5. On a  flat surface dusted  with flour roll out the puff pasty sheet and cut into 3 inch circles with cookie cutter.
6. Place the circles on a greased baking tray lined with parchment paper.
7. On the pasty circles with water wet the position 12 o clock, 3 o clock , 6 o clock and 9 o clock with water and pinch together  really hard at this points to form a square basket. Leave to dry for 10 minutes otherwise baskets will fall  open during baking.

8. Fill baskets with cherry compote  and bake in pre heated oven  220 degrees / 400 farenheit for 20 minutes till parcels are golden brown.

9. Remove from oven and cool .
Once cooled dust with icing sugar .



  1. amazing tarts I love cherries, x gloria

  2. whoa !!! love how you have shaped them, looks so tempting.

  3. mmmm...the tarts look just amazing!!

  4. vowww!! looking soo yummy and perfect.

  5. voww!! looking yummy and perfect..

  6. Delicious tarts...looks very inviting!!

  7. thank you for linking
    delicious puff pastries love having puff pastries for dessert

  8. Woww wat a fantastic and catchy tarts, simply irresistible..

  9. looks super delicious !!

  10. Such as simple but effective recipe! I love it!

  11. These are so pretty to look at... and delicious...

  12. These are most delectable and cute little tarts!! Love them

  13. They look wonderful..super simple and yumm..

  14. So cute! These will be perfect for munching with a cuppa coffee! :) I need one now!

  15. These look nice and simple.

  16. Thanks for the recipe. Simple and looks great. Could be used for all kinds of fruit.

  17. These look really tasty and simple :)


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