This tart is looks great for a dinner party. Other fruit can be substituted if cherries aren't in season.


  • 75 g unsalted Butter softened

  • 90 g caster sugar

  • 80 g ground Almonds

  • 2 egg yolks

  • 0.5 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 sheet Puff pastry

  • 1 egg yolk

  • 300 g cherries pitted and cut in halves


  • 1.

    To make the frangipane, mix the butter, sugar, ground almonds, egg yolks and vanilla extract in a mixing bowl and mix until combined (alternatively you can place the ingredients in a food processor and mix until combined).

  • 2.

    Refrigerate until chilled.

  • 3.

    Preheat the oven to 220°C (400°F/Gas 6).

  • 4.

    Lay the puff pastry on a baking tray and trim off the edges of pastry (this makes the edges rise evenly).

  • 5.

    Using the point of a sharp knife, and being careful not to cut right through, score a 1 cm (1/2 inch) border around the edge of the sheet of puff pastry.

  • 6.

    Prick the entire surface with a fork and brush with egg yolk.

  • 7.

    Spread the frangipane evenly over the pastry within the scored area.

  • 8.

    Place the cherries, with the cut side up, in a single layer on top of the frangipane.

  • 9.

    Place the tart in the oven and bake for 25 minutes until the sides are golden and puffed.

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Posted by Report
Can I make this tart in the morning and eat it in The evening?
Posted by Dona2005Report
great!! used raspberries
Posted by PM14Report
The best Tart I have had in a long time - and so simple to make - and OH!!!! so easy to consume.
Posted by AM163Report
Yummy, easy and moooooorish!
Posted by WK9Report
I am about to make this delicious looking tart. Met him at the Lindfield Book Launch of his new book Feed Me Now. It was held at the Killara Golf Club and was a little sit down intimate dinner with Bill seated in the restaurant and the waiters and waitresses bringing beautiful dishes from the book.
Afterwards he made a speech and was amazing (as usual). This is the third book launch I've gone to, one in Melbourne where he was cooking on stage at a food expo, the second one at Killara Hotel a few years back and then this week. He just gets better and better and he made the remark "people ask me if my teeth are real". LOL. He should do ads for Colgate. We had a great time, thank you Bill Granger.
Posted by Pina MoschioneReport
I made this on Good Friday but used pears instead as I'm allergic to cherries (go figure). It was absolutely yummy. My whole family loved it too. I poached peeled and quartered pears in some water, brown sugar and a little cinnamon for only 5 mins then sliced them thinly and arranged them in a fan shape. I'll definitely keep this one in my repertoire!
Posted by Ann153Report
it's spelled DIVINE