Recipe for the best treacle tart I’ve ever eaten

We went to friends for Sunday lunch and were treated to the best treacle tart I’ve ever eaten. I freely admit I don’t actually care very much for this particular pudding as I have always found it cloying and stodgy. But not this one. It was light and fragranced with citrus with crumbly short pastry.

So I asked our hostess, Alice, for the pudding recipe so I could share it with A&G readers and she kindly let me into her secret…

Recipe for the best treacle tart I’ve ever eaten

Recipe by AliceCourse: Recipes, Sweet Treats

Not only light and citrussy, but very easy to bake


  • 1 Orange zested

  • 2 tbsp Lemon Juice

  • 1/2 pk Jus Rol Short Crust Pastry

  • 1lb (450g) Golden Syrup

  • 200g Waitrose Fresh White Breadcrumbs


  • Preheat the oven to 180 degrees.
    Roll the pastry out and line a fluted loose bottomed flat case 7”- 9” (depending on what you have).
  • Bake blind with baking beans and baking parchment for about 10 mins. Remove paper, prick the base and return to the oven for another 5 or so mins (no soggy bottoms please!)
  • Mix together the golden syrup, breadcrumbs, lemon juice, and orange zest.
    Pour into the pastry case, avoid squashing the crumbs down. (You don’t want a dense mix)
  • Cook for 30 mins until just browning and crisp on top. Serve with clotted cream or double if not feeling so indulgent!

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