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Harry Potter Treacle Tart

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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!

A wooden table topped with plates of Treacle tart

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.

A treacle tart on a grey napkin with harry potter books

A slice of treacle tart on a white plate

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.

A plate of treacle tart with the whole pie in the background

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Yield: 8 servings

Treacle Tart

A treacle tart being served onto a white plate with Harry Potter books in the background

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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Thursday 5th of January 2023

Oh wow, this is an interesting recipe. That's true, it may sound wierd, but I am pretty sure is a good tart.

Journa Liz Ramirez

Thursday 5th of January 2023

I'm a Harry Potter fan and I love this recipe! It's so good and easy to make. Must try!


Thursday 5th of January 2023

Love harry potter! This is so easy to make and super yummy!

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?

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