Manchester tart

Manchester tart
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Region or stateManchester
Main ingredientsShortcrust pastry, raspberry jam, custard, flaked coconut, Maraschino cherry
VariationsLayer of sliced bananas, lemon-flavoured custard

Manchester tart is a traditional English baked tart consisting of a shortcrust pastry shell, spread with raspberry jam, covered with a custard filling and topped with flakes of coconut and a Maraschino cherry. A common variation, especially in Liverpool and Manchester itself, has a layer of thinly-sliced bananas under the custard.

A staple on school dinner menus until the mid-1980s, the original Manchester tart is a variation on an earlier recipe, the Manchester pudding, which was first recorded by the Victorian cookery writer Mrs Beeton.[1]

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  1. ^ "Regional Dishes of North-West England – Virtual Encyclopaedia of Greater Manchester". Archived from the original on 5 January 2014. Retrieved 6 January 2018.

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