Monday, October 19, 2009

Cornish Treacle Tart

Let me state for the record: I'm not Cornish. I've never been to Cornwall. And I really, truly wouldn't know treacle if it hit me in the head (although I suspect I'd be quite irked if it did). But I was intrigued when I found the recipe in my Fannie Farmer cookbook. Plus, I have had this pan for about 20 years and never used it once!

Travesty, isn't it? Or, maybe it just shows how lacking my baking repertoire has been. Anyway, the recipe calls for an 8" pie pan, which is much smaller than mine; even this lovely tart pan is 10" diameter. So, I multiplied the recipe by 150%, and added the walnuts you find here, and am delighted with the result!


8" unbaked pie crust
3/4 cup golden syrup or 3/8 cup honey and 3/8 cup light corn syrup
1/4 cup fresh white bread crumbs
2 tsp lemon juice
2 tsp grated lemon rind
(optional) 1/2 cup chopped walnuts (my addition)

Stir together all of the filling ingredients in a large measuring cup. Scoop into the crust, top with pastry strips, arranged lattice-style, and bake at 400F for 30 to 35 minutes, or until golden brown.

Ryan said this was my first ever classic pie-looking pie, and he was proud. Tasty and easy; what could be better?


Tobi said...

That looks just great! I'm not a big fan of nuts in food but that still looks delish nonetheless.

Katherine Roberts Aucoin said...

I really like the addition of the llemon zest in juice in this with the nuts. I'm waiting on my tort pan to arrive and then lookout!!! lol

Jan Mader said...

Once again...I'm hungry!

Paula said...

I've never had anything like this. In some ways, it reminds me of a pecan pie, but it ingredients are so unique! The breadcrumbs and the lemon in particular surprised me.

I love your beautiful glass tart dish. You have the most lovely pieces. And there's no way that you can claim that your baking repertoire has ever, at any point, been lacking! :-)

Pam said...

The pie looks delicious. I can't believe you haven't used that cute pie dish before. 20 years?!?

The Blonde Duck said...

Sniff, sniff. I'm so proud. And hungry.

tavolini said...

Wow, that looks pretty awesome! I've got a few random dishes I never use either...good inspiration :)

noble pig said...

This is new and fun, a treacle, never made one but now I want to.

monica said...

wow - would love a piece or three - with a nice cup of tea :o)
good thing you have those big sons to help out with the heavy house chores.. My 17 year old helped out too, but he was real teenage grumpy most of the time....:o)

buffalodick said...

Good looking pie! Looks rich tasting, too..

Chronicles of Dolliedaydream said...

Yuuuum I love treacle tart! There is a reputed 'treacle mine' not too far from where I live in Lancashire - unfortunately a local myth as I have never found it lol! We also eat treacle toffee in the UK on bonfire night 5th November x

grace said...

well, i didn't even know that the term "cornish" referred to something from cornwall, so now i feel stupid. and hungry. what a yummy dessert. plenty of sweetness, and your addition of walnuts is brilliant!