Cherry Tart with Kirsch

    2 hours 10 minutes

    If you can get fresh cherries and cherry liqueur, here's the best thing you can do with them! This makes a great summer tart.

    1 person made this

    Serves: 8 

    • 1 1/8 cups (190g) icing sugar
    • 220g butter
    • 5 3/8 cups (670g) cake flour
    • 3 eggs
    • 1/2 teaspoon orange flower water
    • 1kg cherries, pitted
    • 3 eggs, room temperature
    • 1/4 cup (30g) plain flour
    • 30ml kirsch (cherry liqueur)
    • 2 cups (500ml) thickened cream
    • 1 cup (220g) white sugar

    Preparation:30min  ›  Cook:40min  ›  Extra time:1hour chilling  ›  Ready in:2hours10min 

    1. To Make Dough: Cream the icing sugar and 3 eggs together in a large bowl. Stir in the orange flower water. Add the butter and mix well. Slowly add the cake flour, blending only to combine. Scrape onto a piece of cling wrap and wrap up. Chill for at least 1 hour. Roll dough out on a floured surface and fit into a 30cm tart pan. Make sure there are no holes in the dough.
    2. Place the cherries into the crust. Fit as many as you can into one layer.
    3. To Make Filling: Using a mixer cream together the 3 eggs, 1/4 cup flour, kirsch, cream and white sugar until smooth. Pour over the cherries.
    4. Bake at 180 degrees C for about 40 minutes or until the filling is just set. Allow to cool. Serve warm or at room temperature.

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    This was a very good recipe. The filling might have been a little sweet, but then I used sweet instead of tart cherries. Next time I use sweet cherries I'll cut the sugar a little. Very easy and impressive! Thank you!  -  09 Sep 2009  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I had to make a couple of changes, I used a combination of tart cherries and sweet cherries, my cherry tree didn't give me enough tart cherries. I couldn't find orange flower water so I substituted vanilla extract. Funny story about the kirsch I purchased a bottle at the local store while getting out of the car with hands filled of grocery bags the bag with the kirsch fell, yes my sidewalk had a good drink. I used a teaspoon of vanilla extract and that gave it a nice taste.  -  21 Jun 2017  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    good  -  08 Jun 2017  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)