Classic Treacle Tart Recipe

Easy treacle tart

  • serves 8
  • Easy

This simple recipe for the classic treacle tart is perfect for Sunday lunch with family and friends. Make it using just five ingredients and serve with a dollop of ice cream.


Make this easy treacle tart, then check out our ultimate treacle tart, treacle tart with salted honey crust and brioche treacle tart.

We’ve also got plenty more more indulgent dessert recipes to try, including sticky toffee pudding, Manchester tart, gypsy tart and apple crumble.



  • shortcrust pastry 350g
  • golden syrup 500g
  • fresh breadcrumbs 125g
  • lemon 1, zested and juiced
  • eggs 2


  • Step 1

    Heat the oven to 190C/fan 170C/gas 5. Roll out the pastry between 2 lengths of clingfilm and line a 22-23cm loose-based tart tin. Line with greaseproof paper and baking beans and blind bake for 10-15 minutes or until the pastry looks set and dried. Lift out the paper and dry the base of the tart out in the oven for a couple of minutes. Turn the oven down to 160C/fan 140C/gas 3.

  • Step 2

    Mix the syrup, breadcrumbs, lemon juice and zest, and eggs with a pinch of salt. Pour into the tart and bake for 50 minutes or until the filling has lightly set. Leave to cool.

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Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 462
  • Fat 14.3g
  • Carbs 82g
  • Fibre 1.2g
  • Protein 6.4g
  • Salt 1.23g