|Region or state||Manchester|
|Main ingredients||Shortcrust pastry, raspberry jam, custard, flaked coconut, Maraschino cherry|
|Variations||Layer 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 & 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.
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