Dessert/ Pie

Treacle Tart


Harry Potter Treacle Tart Recipe

Hey friends! So… I am super excited today, and for two amazing reasons!


Long time readers will know that I am pretty much a huge nerd, and that Harry Potter is one of my all-time-favorites! I am so excited to be in leagues with the Fandom Foodies once again. Every month we pick a favorite show/movie/game/book/whatever and we invite fellow fans all over the internet to come and cook, bake, and eat along with us. And this time I am leading them in an entire month of Harry Potter deliciousness! I’m calling it the #PotterPotluck! Harry Potter just celebrated its 20th anniversary of its first publication date (how is that even possible?!) so its utterly perfect to devote an entire month to our favorite series.  From now until July 30, 2017 Fandom Foodie members will be creating and sharing various Harry Potter inspired recipes. And we would love for YOU to join us, too!

How can you participate?

  • Create a fun Harry Potter inspired recipe and post it on your blog, Instagram, Facebook, Tumblr, whatever you use.
  • Come back to this post and add a link that leads to your post. If you have an older Harry Potter recipe, you can add that as well, too! The more the merrier.
  • When you share your creation on social media, use the hashtags #PotterPotluck and #FandomFoodies so its easier for us to find your recipes and share your posts.
  • Check out some of the other entries and comment and share!

Potter Potluck

Harry Potter Inspired Recipe


This month I am celebrating my NINTH year of blogging! I cannot even imagine that it has been this long. What I started as a hobby while my husband studied in med school has taken me on an incredible journey. This blog of mine has seen over 500 posts (this was my very first one! The pictures are pretty terrible, but the recipe is fantastic! ), different looks, and different purposes. It has survived two cross country moves, the birth of two babies, and sooo many changes. But, even after all this time I love this little place I have built here.

I wanted to celebrate this awesome achievement in a BIG BIG way! And I am sooo excited to share with you that this entire month I’m going to pretend to be Oprah and give gifts to YOU! Every Monday and Wednesday a new post will go up with a new recipe and an amazing giveaway that you can enter!

Treacle Tart Recipe Inspired by Harry Potter

It is often mentioned in the Harry Potter books and movies that Treacle Tart is one of Harry’s absolute favorite desserts. I have never had it, so it only made sense that I give it a try! And it turns out that this is one amazingly easy dessert. Only three ingredients make up the filling. Yup, three. I am actually kind of shocked at the ingredients, because it doesn’t really seem like they would make a tasty treat – but in fact they do! 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


To start off my month of giveaways, I am starting with two fun books that all book lovers will enjoy! TWO lucky winners will receive a box from OwlCrate! If you have never heard of them, OwlCrate is a mostly subscription box made just for those who love to read. Each themed box includes a new hardcover YA novel and 3-5 other bookish items for yourself and home (often jewelry or home goods likes candles, coffee mugs, tote bags, etc). I have purchased two boxes (they are different from each other, and not Harry Potter themed, but still way fun!) and can’t wait to find out who gets them! A winner will be announced on 7/9/17! United States residents only, please! Good luck!

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Treacle tart Recipe

Treacle Tart

  • Author: Jenni
  • Prep Time: 10 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 Minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: English


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


Preheat the oven to 375F.

Place one pie crust in the bottom of pie tin. Prick the bottom of the pie crust with a fork.

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.

Remove from heat and stir in the bread crumbs, lemon juice, lemon zest.

Set aside for 5 minutes to let the breadcrumbs soak up the syrup.

Pour into the prepared pie crust.

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).

Bake for 20- minutes, until set and the crust is golden.

Allow to cool and then enjoy!



    This easy Treacle Tart is a lovely dessert, and perfect for the Harry Potter fan! Just three ingredients needed for the filling!
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  • 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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    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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