• Cooking Time: 190
  • Servings: 6
  • Preparation Time:


This Manchester tart recipe is from legendary chef Marcus Wareing. He ate Manchester tarts as a boy, so he is a bit of an expert on fine Manchester tart recipes


  • Manchester tart base:
  • 150g of unsalted butter
  • 100g of caster sugar
  • 1 free-range egg, beaten
  • 175g of plain flour
  • 1 tsp of baking powder
  • Manchester tart filling:
  • 200g of raspberry jam
  • 2 tbsp of caster sugar
  • 34ml of rum
  • 40g of unsalted butter
  • 4 bananas, ripened and sliced
  • Custard:
  • 750ml of semi skimmed milk
  • 4 free-range egg yolks
  • 4 tbsp of caster sugar
  • 5 tbsp of custard powder


  • 1. Preheat the oven to 180°C/160°C Fan/Gas mark 4. Grease a 30cm x 20cm x 5cm baking tin and line with baking paper
  • 2.Cream the butter and sugar until fluffy. Beat in the egg, then fold in the flour mixed with the baking powder
  • 3.Flatten the mixture into the tin using the back of a spoon and bake for 12-15 minutes or until light golden. Remove from the oven and allow to cool in the tin for 30 minutes
  • 4.For the filling, spread the cooled base with the jam
  • 5.Heat a frying pan over a high heat. Add the sugar to the pan and melt to form a caramel, swirling all the time. Add the rum, then whisk in the butter. Add the banana slices and toss gently until coated and caramelised
  • 6.Layer on top of the raspberry jam, then place in the fridge for 30 minutes
  • 7.Then for the custard, put the milk in a saucepan, bring to the boil, then reduce the heat. In a bowl, whisk the egg yolks, sugar, custard powder and an extra splash of milk together until smooth
  • 8.Pour a little of the hot milk on to the mixture, whisk well, then add it back to the hot milk. Cook the custard over a low heat, stirring constantly, until the mixture is very thick
  • 9.Pour the custard on top of the banana caramel mixture, sprinkle with the coconut, then refrigerate for 30-40 minutes until the tart is set. Serve

Categories: Fruit  Tart 

Author Credit: Great British Chefs

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