Tart with European cherries

Tart with European cherries


For the Tart Crust:

  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, cold and cut into small cubes
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 tablespoons ice water

For the Cherry Filling:

  • 3 cups of  fresh European cherries
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar (adjust to taste)
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice (optional)


  1. Prepare the Tart Crust:

    • In a food processor, combine the flour, sugar, and salt.
    • Add the cold, cubed butter and pulse until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
    • In a small bowl, whisk the egg yolk with 2 tablespoons of ice water.
    • Slowly pour the egg mixture into the food processor while pulsing. Continue pulsing until the dough comes together. If needed, add a little more ice water.
    • Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and shape it into a disk. Wrap it in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
  2. Preheat the Oven:

    • Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
  3. Roll Out the Dough:

    • On a floured surface, roll out the chilled dough into a circle large enough to fit your tart pan. It should be about 1/8 to 1/4 inch thick.
  4. Line the Tart Pan:

    • Carefully transfer the rolled-out dough to a 9-inch tart pan with a removable bottom. Press the dough into the bottom and sides of the pan, trimming any excess.
  5. Prepare the Cherry Filling:

    • In a bowl, combine the European cherries, sugar, cornstarch, almond extract (if using), and lemon juice (if using). Toss to coat the cherries evenly.
  6. Assemble the Tart:

    • Spread the cherry filling evenly over the tart crust.
  7. Bake the Tart:

    • Place the tart in the preheated oven and bake for about 35-40 minutes, or until the crust is golden brown, and the cherry filling is bubbly.
  8. Cool and Serve:

    • Allow the cherry tart to cool in the pan for a bit before removing it from the tart pan. You can serve it warm or at room temperature.
  9. Optional Garnish:

    • You can dust the tart with powdered sugar or serve it with a dollop of whipped cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream for an extra treat.

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