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Manchester tarts

Prep time less than 30 mins
Cook time less than 30 mins
Makes 2 tarts
Dietary Vegetarian
From Saturday Kitchen


  1. Line two 30cm/12in flan rings with the sweet pastry and rest in fridge.

  2. Warm the cream with the vanilla pod and seeds to just below boiling.

  3. Mix the eggs, sugar and coconut together, then pour the cream onto the sugar mix, remove the vanilla pod and stir.

  4. Spread the jam onto the bottom of the flan cases.

  5. Pour on the cream mix and bake both tarts in the oven at 180C/350F/Gas 4 for 25 minutes.


  • 400g/14oz sweet pastry
  • 6 eggs
  • 450ml/¾ pint double cream
  • 85g/3oz caster sugar
  • 175g/6oz dessicated coconut
  • 125g/4oz jam (preferably blackberry)
  • 1 vanilla pod, split and scraped

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Manchester tarts

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