Celebrate National Cherry Day with Chocolate & Cherry Tart

National Cherry Day is coming up this Saturday! We absolutely love cherries and are always so happy when the British cherry season comes around. This beautiful Chocolate and Cherry Tart recipe is one of our favourites. Why not give it a go and invite some friends round to enjoy it with you this weekend…

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Chocolate and Cherry Tart

Pastry

250g of plain flour
100g of icing sugar
25g of ground almonds
Pinch of salt
100g of unsalted butter, plus more for greasing
1 egg
1 egg yolk

Chocolate and cherry filling

500ml of double cream
400g of 70% dark chocolate, roughly chopped
2 eggs, beaten
100g cherries, stoned

Place the flour in a mound on a board. Make a well in the centre. Place the butter and sugar in the hole and mix together with your fingers, leaving the flour in the circle around the edge.

Next, mix the sugar and butter with the eggs. Draw the flour into the mix. Using a pallet knife, chop the flour into the mix. Next, using the pallet knife scrape and spread the mix until it comes together. Roll into a ball and refrigerate until cool.

Next, roll out and line a 23cm tart tin, allow to rest again for an hour or more. Then blind bake for 20 minutes or until golden and cooked.

Whilst baking, prepare the filling.

Heat the cream until just off a simmer. Remove from the heat and add the broken chocolate. Incorporate the eggs, beating with a whisk all the while.

Pour this into the tart tin and add the cherries.

Bake for 20 minutes at 180oc. There should be a faint wobble when it is cooked.

Allow to cool and enjoy!

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