Bakewell Tart Recipe – How To Make Bakewell Tart Dish At Your Home

Bakewell Tart Dish

Let’s Get Baking!

What is a meal without dessert! Every good thing should end on a sweeter note.

And what better than a Bakewell Tart.

Yet another English staple desserts, the Bakewell Tart is a classic English desserts developed from the famed Bakewell pudding.

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Originated from the town of Bakewell, in Derbyshire. The dessert is as classic as the place itself. Derbyshire is a classically romantic and beautiful place as described in “Pride and Prejudice.” Hence, the desserts there are as delightful as ever.

Being such an easy to bake recipe, you cab definitely make it at home.

What Is A Bakewell Tart?

The famous bakewell tart is a shortcrusted pastry, that has an underlayer filled with either almonds, jam, fragipane and almond flavored sponge. The top layer is often garnished with almonds.

It technically looks like a cake but not as sweet as the bakewell pudding. And no icing is done on the bakewell tart unlike a cake.

A Bakewell Tart
A Bakewell Tart

Bakewell Tarts often comes in different flavors such as banana bakewell tart, cherry bakewell tart also raspberry bakewell tart.

If you are a both beer and Bakewell tart lover, then you are going to love this mix of both. The beer company UnBarred Beer, has a Bakewell Tart flavored beer. It tastes like Raspberry Sour with Vanilla and Almond flavors.

History of Bakewell Tart

It is popularly believed that the Bakewell Tart was originated in the town of Bakewell in Derbyshire, England. Which is why it was named as Bakewell, according the town itself.

But according to historians, there is no evdance of Bakewell Tart ever been created in Bakewell, Derbyshire.

According to them, it is a variation of the popular Bakewell Pudding, which was infact created here in the town.

The Bakewell Pudding was created back in the early 19th century. Whereas, the Bakewell Tart was created later in the 19th century. The Bakewell Tart also called Cherry Bakewell Tart, are usually small, designed for one individual servings only.

 Bakewell Tart Vs Bakewell Pudding

Bakewell Tart Vs Bakewell Pudding
Bakewell Tart Vs Bakewell Pudding
Bakewell TartBakewell Pudding
i. They are fully eggless and has a almond base as topping.i. They consist of sponge cake, with eggs and jam.
ii. They don’t have a puffy pastry caseii. They have a puffy pastry casing

Bakewell Tart Recipe

With all the information in mind about the Bakewell Tart, let’s see how its made. Today we are going to make a Mary Berry Bakewell Tart.

Now that we know what a bakewell tart is, let’s jump straight to the recipe.

Prep TimeCooking TimeServesDietary Type
Less Than 30 Mins30mins- 1 Hours8Vegetarian


● For Shortcrust Pastry

  • 175g/6oz plain flour.
  • 75g/2 ½ oz chilled butter.
  • 2-3 tbsp cold water.

● For Filling

  • 1 tbsp raspberry jam.
  • 125g/4 ½ oz butter.
  • 125g/4 ½ oz caster sugar.
  • 125g/4 ½ oz ground almonds.
  • 1 free-range egg, beaten.
  • ½ tsp almond extract.
  • 50g/1 ¾ flaked almonds.

● For Icing

  • 80g/2 ¾ oz icing sugar.
  • 2 ½ tsp cold water.


  1. First start making the pastry, in a bowl measure the flour and mixturb butter to it using your fingers. Now it will resemble breadcrumbs. Add a bit of water to make a soft dough of the mixture.
  1. On a smooth surface rool the dough adding a bit of flour to it. Now lay the flattened dough on a flan tin of 20cm/8inches.
  1. You have to preheat your oven to 200C/400F/Gas 6 (180C fan)
  1. Line the pastry with foil and pour baked beans over it. Bake blindly for 15 minutes. Then remove the beans and the foil to cook additional five minutes to dry the base.
  1. Now for the filling, spread raspberry jam over the flan base very generously.
  1. Next, put the butter on a pan and melt it, then add sugar to it after taking it off the heat. Now mix the egg, ground almonds and almonds extract to it. After mixing, all these, add it over the flan case. Sprinkle a few almonds over it.
  1. Now bake the whole thing for another 35 minutes. When the almonds turn brown, cover it with a foil to avoid them being burnt.
  1. While it’s baking prepare the icing sugar. In a bowl, take the icing sugar and add cold water to it and keep stirring. Then transfer it into a piping bag.
  1. Once the tart is ready and out of the oven, let it cool for a minute. Pipe the icing sugar on top of it in a zig zag pattern or anything you want.
  1.  Now serve your delicious Bakewell Tart to everyone.

Bakewell Tart: Nutritional Value

Now that we know the bakewell tart recipe. The other thing that is important to know is the nutritional values of a bakkewell tart. Before consuming anything, it is always a good habit to check the nutritional values.

Total Fat 10g15%
Total Carbohydrates25g8%
Vitamin A3%
Vitamin C0%
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):

🥧 What Came First Bakewell Tart Or The Pudding?

According to historians, the Bakewell Pudding definitely came first. It stood the test of time, and is still a staple of the English history. The Bakewell Tart is a variation of the Pudding.

🥧 Who Invented Bakewell?

The Bake well was invented by a landlady named Mrs. Greaves, of the White Horse Inn. In the late 18th to the early 19th century roughly it was made. The Bakewell Tart was a variation of the pudding, though the inventor is unknown.

🥧 What Is The Flavour Of Bakewell?

Bakewell Tart also called Cherry Bakewell has an almondy flavour with a jam of either strawberry or raspberry filling. Even it is topped with flaked almonds.

Keep Baking!

Now that we know what is a bakewell tart, its history and the bakewell tart recipe. Its time for you to try it yourself. Let me know your bakewell tart tasted like, I am sure its gonna be great.

Hopefully this step by step recipe was helpful enough for you.

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