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!

Lots more tried and tasted recipes here to sweeten your tastebuds

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Louise Hartley
Louise Hartley
9 months ago

I just absolutely love this magazine. Always interesting reading. Fabulous!

Annabel & Grace
9 months ago
Reply to  Louise Hartley

Hi Louise – so kind of you to say. Makes all the hard work worthwhile! Thank you. Best wishes, Grace

Gill Lindsay
9 months ago

Looks great and I will certainly try the citrus zest but can I recommend using porridge oats rather than breadcrumbs? It makes it deliciously chewy – it has been a family favourite for several generations and I have even used a mixture of musli and granola, also good.
Magazine continues to be good….well done, Gill Lindsay

Annabel & Grace
9 months ago
Reply to  Gill Lindsay

Hi Gill. Thanks for the additional tips – best wishes, Grace