Festive Bakewell Tart Recipe

A Bakewell Tart is such a classic recipe that I thought I’d try it with a festive twist using Christmas jam for a lovely festive twist with this Festive Bakewell Tart. If you’d rather, you can use normal jam for a classic bake.

Festive Bakewell Tart Recipe

Do I have to make my own pastry for the Festive Bakewell Tart?

You can make your own pastry case for this recipe but I like to use ready made ones to save time – plus I’m a little bit useless at making pastry! If you have the pastry making skills needed then feel free to make your own tart case.

Festive Bakewell Tart Recipe

This is such a classic recipe – and we went all the way to Bakewell to get one. This recipe is a classic almond topped tart but you can also top it with glace icing and decorate it with cherries for an iced tart instead.

When should I have this Festive Bakewell Tart?

We love to enjoy this tart as an afternoon tea treat – and it’s lovely with a cup of tea. But you can also have it for dessert and it’s perfect for taking to a festive gathering, school bake sale or dinner party.

The festive tart can be enjoyed plain, just as it is with all the flavours of the almonds and jam. But, it could also be enjoyed with custard, ice cream or cream for a more decadent bake, giving it a real dessert feel and flavour.

A classic bakewell is one of my most favourite bakes and it gives a really impressive finish without needing any real skill in the kitchen. It’s easy to bake, smells amazing and it’s something the whole family will enjoy. The Festive Bakewell Tart is a lovely bake for the festive season or a Classic Tart can be enjoyed all year round.

Here’s our Festive Bakewell Tart Recipe:

Ingredients

  • Ready made sweet pastry case
  • 100 g Mackays Christmas Preserve with Mulled Wine
  • 100 g margarine
  • 125 g caster sugar
  • 3 eggs beaten
  • 1/2 tsp almond extract
  • 150 g ground almonds
  • 20 g flaked almonds

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4
  • Spread the preserve over the base of the pastry case.
  • Cream the margarine and sugar before adding the eggs and mixing well.
  • Add the almond extract and ground almonds, folding to add air to the mixture.
  • Pour into the pastry case and sprinkle the flaked almonds over the top.
  • Bake for approx 30 minutes until golden brown.

If you’d like to print or pin this Festive Bakewell Tart Recipe for later you can do so below. Enjoy!

Festive Bakewell Tart Recipe

A Bakewell Tart is such a classic recipe that I thought I’d try it with a festive twist using Christmas jam. If you’d rather, use normal jam for a classic bake. You can also make your own pastry case but I like to use ready made ones to save time – plus I’m a little bit useless at making pastry!
Course Afternoon Tea, Snack
Cuisine British
Keyword baking, cake
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 1 bakewell tart

Ingredients

  • Ready made sweet pastry case
  • 100 g Mackays Christmas Preserve with Mulled Wine
  • 100 g margarine
  • 125 g caster sugar
  • 3 eggs beaten
  • 1/2 tsp almond extract
  • 150 g ground almonds
  • 20 g flaked almonds

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4
  • Spread the preserve over the base of the pastry case.
  • Cream the margarine and sugar before adding the eggs and mixing well.
  • Add the almond extract and ground almonds, folding to add air to the mixture.
  • Pour into the pastry case and sprinkle the flaked almonds over the top.
  • Bake for approx 30 minutes until golden brown.
Festive Bakewell Tart Recipe
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2 Comments

  1. November 16, 2014 / 10:14 am

    This looks delicious! i so need to try more with my baking 🙂

  2. November 17, 2014 / 6:07 pm

    Ooh this looks delicious! Love the sound of the preserve – anything with Mulled Wine in is a winner for me 😉 xx

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