Treacle and Apple Tart

Our Treacle and Apple Tart will have you reminiscing about the good ol’ days.

Treacle and Apple Tart

The aroma of pastry, apples and cinnamon wafting from the oven when you bake our Treacle and Apple Tart is simply irresistible – so is the flavour!

Serves: Six

Time: 55 minutes


  • 500g shortcrust pastry, defrosted if frozen
  • 55g golden syrup
  • 100g fresh white breadcrumbs
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 lemon rind, finely grated
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced
  • 2 apples, peeled, cored and grated

In a small saucepan, gently warm the golden syrup until runny.

In a bowl, mix the breadcrumbs, cinnamon, lemon rind, lemon juice and apples. Then pour over the runny syrup.

For the pastry, preheat the oven to 190°C. On a lightly floured surface, roll out the pastry. Line a 20cm tart tin with the pastry and trim off the excess. Set the excess pastry aside. You will need it.

Line pastry shell with baking paper and baking beans, and blind-bake for 10–12 minutes, until the pastry is lightly golden. Remove from oven and discard the paper and beans.

Next, pour the filling into the baked pastry shell, then roll out the excess pastry and cut into strips. Lay the strips in a criss-cross pattern on top of the top, and then bake tart for another 30 minutes. Serve with thickened cream or ice-cream.


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    5th Apr 2017
    Apples in the picture of the tart look diced to me, not grated or mixed with anything else
    5th Apr 2017
    The pictures almost never match the recipe.

    This has been pointed out many, many times!
    5th Apr 2017
    let's be very clear about the fact that TREACLE is not the same as SYRUP - if you call it apple and treacle tart - one of the ingredients needs to be treacle.
    I find these recipes highly amusing and so open for criticism
    5th Apr 2017
    Golden Syrup is just a lighter form of Treacle. Made by the same process.

    Friend of mine used to work for CSR, so he answers all my questions about the sugar refining processes, and the various products.
    5th Apr 2017
    Golden Syrup and Treacle have a different taste and colour...same as molasses. The darker the colour the "darker" or stronger taste...
    5th Apr 2017
    I grew up in the UK and treacle tart was a favourite pudding. Of course it was actually Lyle's Golden Syrup, but it was still called treacle tart. So there!

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