Create and Cook 2012 recipes - Cherry and Walnut Tart with Homemade Ice Cream - Serves 2



80g plain flour

40g butter

Cold water

2 tbsp Real Jam and Chutney Company Plum Jam with Walnuts


40g butter, diced

40g caster sugar

40g self raising flour

1 large egg

2 drops almond essence

12 cherries halved, remove stones (local if in season)

Ice cream

2 medium eggs, beaten

50g caster sugar

150ml full cream milk

150ml double cream

2 tsp vanilla essence

A few chopped walnuts for decoration

Full Method


1. Preheat oven to 180°C/Gas Mark 5 and lightly grease 2 x 8cm flan tins.

2. Put the flour and butter into a bowl, rub the butter into the flour until it resembles breadcrumbs.

3. Add 1 – 2 tablespoons of water and mix to form a dough. Wrap in cling film and chill for 15 minutes.

4. Roll pastry out and line the flan tins. Spread the jam over the base.


5. Put the butter, sugar, flour, egg and almond essence into a bowl. Beat together until light and creamy. Spoon the mixture on top of the jam.

6. Press the cherries into the sponge mixture and bake for 20 – 25 minutes until golden brown.

Ice cream

7. Beat together the eggs and sugar in a bowl until pale and creamy.

8. Heat the milk in a saucepan and pour onto the egg mixture. Return mixture to the pan, stirring continuously and cook until it thickens. Remove from the heat and leave to cool.

9. Whip the cream to soft peaks and fold into the chilled custard mixture with the vanilla essence.

10. Transfer to an ice cream maker and freeze according to manufacturer’s instructions.

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