Treacle Tart

Treacle Tart is one of Harry Potter’s favorite desserts – and now it can be yours, too! This easy pie recipe only needs 3 ingredients in the filling and is ready in no time flat!


Harry Potter Treacle Tart Recipe


What is Treacle Tart from Harry Potter?

It is often mentioned in the Harry Potter books and movies that Treacle Tart is one of Harry’s absolute favorite desserts.

A Treacle Tart is a pie made of only three ingredients – golden syrup, breadcrumbs, and lemon.

This easy dessert might sound really weird, but for some magical reason, it works.


Harry Potter Inspired Recipe




Treacle Tart Recipe Inspired by Harry Potter


Recipe Note:

Make sure you use really fine breadcrumbs when making this recipe – panko won’t work as well. I ended up having to use half panko and you can see in the photos have my filling has a rather grainy appearance. It doesn’t affect the taste at all, but it doesn’t feel or look as smooth as it should.


Easy Treacle Tart


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Treacle Tart

Treacle Tart

Yield: 8 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

This easy and delightful dessert is a favorite of Harry Potters - and sure to become one of yours, too!


  • 2 pie crusts
  • 1 cup golden syrup
  • 2.5 cups of fine grated breadcrumbs
  • zest and juice of 1 lemon


  1. Preheat the oven to 375F.
  2. Place one pie crust in the bottom of pie tin. Prick the bottom of the pie crust with a fork.
  3. In a large saucepan over medium heat, heat the golden syrup until its thin and loose. It doesn't need to simmer or boil, just become nice and warm.
  4. Remove from heat and stir in the bread crumbs, lemon juice, lemon zest.
  5. Set aside for 5 minutes to let the breadcrumbs soak up the syrup.
  6. Pour into the prepared pie crust.
  7. Cut the remaining pie crust into strips with a pizza cutter and place onto the top of the tart (the top is entirely optional, so you can skip if you want).
  8. Bake for 20- minutes, until set and the crust is golden.
  9. Allow to cool and then enjoy!
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 357 Total Fat: 12g Saturated Fat: 4g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 7g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 303mg Carbohydrates: 60g Fiber: 2g Sugar: 20g Protein: 4g



  • Reply
    July 1, 2017 at 8:16 PM

    I am so excited about both of these exciting things! We have some friends that we do Harry Potter themed parties with at least twice a year and make recipes from a Harry Potter cookbook! This treacle tart looks wonderful! And happy blog-iversary!

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      July 4, 2017 at 12:12 PM

      This sounds amazing! I think I need an invitation to the next one… 🙂

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    July 1, 2017 at 8:32 PM

    Ah, another HP fan here, I’ll ask my daughter to read your post:) I might take part in your HP event. Congratulations on your blog anniversary. BTW pie looks sumptuous 🙂

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      July 4, 2017 at 12:11 PM

      I would love for you to join! Can’t wait to see what you make!

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    July 1, 2017 at 10:14 PM

    My sister will love this. Her and her husband are the biggest foodie/HP fans I know. 😛
    Can’t wait to see what else you make!

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      July 4, 2017 at 12:11 PM

      Thank you for sharing!

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    July 1, 2017 at 10:27 PM

    Love Harry Potter!! Definitely excited about these recipes and Harry Potter is definitely my favorite movie/book combo 😊 with LOTR being in second.

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      July 4, 2017 at 12:11 PM

      LOTR is a great second!

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    July 2, 2017 at 1:35 AM

    This looks so simple and delicious. I love it! And my kids will get a kick out of it.

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    July 2, 2017 at 1:42 AM

    Both my kids LOVE HP & husband, too! And oh my does this tart look good! YUM! Just lovely.

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    July 2, 2017 at 3:02 AM

    Looks so yummy and pretty too! I love tart, my kids will go crazy for this.

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    Patty @pattysaveurs.com
    July 2, 2017 at 8:34 AM

    Oh wow, looks delicious and so simple to make, will certainly try your recipe! 🙂

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    Val - Corn, Beans, Pigs & Kids
    July 2, 2017 at 9:18 PM

    This is so you and I love it! Happy Potter Potluck!

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      July 4, 2017 at 12:10 PM

      Haha Thanks! 🙂

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    July 6, 2017 at 11:26 PM

    Pie and books. You speak my love language ❤

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    July 6, 2017 at 11:29 PM

    Favorite book/movie combo? I recently watched The Wizard of Oz. Does that count?

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    Jessica Gipson
    July 8, 2017 at 7:23 PM

    I love the movoie/book “The Gift”.

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