Cherry Tart

Cherry Tart


Cherry Tart

This juicy cherry tart is perfect for summer.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword cherry tart
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 430 kcal
Author Chef Rhadia


  • 1 ½ cups flour plus more for rolling
  • ½ teaspoon  salt
  • 2 tablespoons  sugar
  • 6 tablespoons  cold unsalted butter
  • 5 tablespoons shortening Crisco
  • 1 egg yolk lightly beaten
  • ¾ lb. red cherries pitted and cut in half
  • 1 tsp. almond extract
  • ¼ cup cherry jam or preserves
  • 1 beaten egg with 2 tbsp water (egg wash)


  1. In a food processor, add flour salt, and sugar and pulse until incorporated. Add butter and shortening and pulse until it becomes crumbly. Slowly add in egg and pulse until a dough forms. If the dough seems dry, you can add cold water starting at 1 tablespoon at a time.
  2. Gather dough in a ball and let rest for 30 minutes in the refrigerator.
  3. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  4. Roll out dough into a 9-inch tart pan and line with parchment paper and baking weights or beans. Bake for 10-12 minutes.
  5. Pit and cut cherries in half. Add almond extract and mix until incorporated.
  6. Take dough out of the oven and add the cherry jam to the bottom of the crust. Arrange the cherries cut side down in a pattern starting with the outside and working your way inside. Using a pastry brush, brush the outer crust with the egg wash.
  7. Bake for 20-25 minutes until crust is browned and fruit has gently cooked.
  8. Serve!
Nutrition Facts
Cherry Tart
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 430 Calories from Fat 216
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 24g 37%
Saturated Fat 10g 50%
Cholesterol 91mg 30%
Sodium 282mg 12%
Potassium 180mg 5%
Total Carbohydrates 47g 16%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 19g
Protein 5g 10%
Vitamin A 9.8%
Vitamin C 6.3%
Calcium 2.6%
Iron 10.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.




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