''Flan aux Cerises' Cherry Tart

''Flan aux Cerises' Cherry Tart

This is a French tart made with fresh cherries.

Ingredients: 21cm tart dish

Pâte à Sucre (crust)
White flour
150 g
70 g
Unsalted butter
70 g
500 g
2 tablespoons
60 g
150 ml
Whole egg
Egg yolk


1. [Pâte à Sucre] Leave the butter at room temperature to soften. Cream with the sugar.
2. Add the beaten egg to Step 1 and mix well.
3. Once it has become white in color, mix in the sifted flour by using a cut and fold motion.
4. Then use your hands to mix everything together well. Once it has come together in one lump, cover it with plastic wrap and chill in the refrigerator for 1 hour.
5. Sandwich Step 4 between 2 sheets of plastic wrap. Use a rolling pin to roll it out 2-3 mm thick.
6. Place the crust in the tart dish and arrange the edges nicely. Poke holes into the bottom with a fork.
7. [Filling] Cut the cherries in half and remove the pits.
8. Fill the tart dish with the cherries.
9. Combine the flour and sugar well.
10. Add the beaten egg and the milk to Step 9 and use a whisk to combine.
11. Pour Step 10 into the tart dish.
12. Bake for 40-50 minutes in a preheated 170°C oven.

Story Behind this Recipe

This is an authentic tart that my daughter's nanny taught me while we were in France. It is enough to fill a 21 cm tart dish.