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!