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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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Yield: 8 servings

Treacle Tart

treacle tart on plate and in pie plate with serving spatula and books beside

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

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes


  • 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:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 357Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 303mgCarbohydrates: 60gFiber: 2gSugar: 20gProtein: 4g

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Jessica Gipson

Saturday 8th of July 2017

I love the movoie/book "The Gift".


Thursday 6th of July 2017

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


Thursday 6th of July 2017

Pie and books. You speak my love language ❤

Val - Corn, Beans, Pigs & Kids

Sunday 2nd of July 2017

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


Tuesday 4th of July 2017

Haha Thanks! :)

Patty @pattysaveurs.com

Sunday 2nd of July 2017

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

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