Bakewell Tart is a British favorite and my grandmother often served this when I was growing up and I spent the summers in England with her.  My grandmother was NO cook and her Bakewell Tart came out of a box.  I believe it was 6 small rectangles regardless of which brand she bought.  Nowadays I make it myself and being fresh from the oven I simply cannot say “it was just like grandmother’s”!


  • 1 shallow dish 9” pie crust, uncooked, frozen
  • 3 tablespoons raspberry jam
  • 4 ounces butter
  • 4 ounces white sugar
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • ½ teaspoon almond essence
  • 4 ounces ground almonds
  • 1 ounce flour
  • Sliced almonds to decorate


  1. Spread raspberry jam in the bottom of the pie crust.
  2. Cream together butter and sugar.
  3. Add eggs and almond essence.  Mix well.
  4. Add ground almonds and flour.  Mix well.
  5. Spread on top of jam.
  6. Decorate with sliced almonds if desired.
  7. Bake at 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes until firm and lightly browned.

Serves: 8


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3 Responses to Bakewell Tart | A British Favorite

  1. Amy says:

    Mmmmmm…I could go for a piece of this right now, with a cup of coffee. Or maybe I should make that Tea…to complete the British experience!

  2. Denise @BeBetsy says:

    OH yummy! The the family heritage that comes with your recipes. On my list to make. Thanks for sharing this!

  3. Winnie says:

    It looks great! Definitely a tart for me 🙂

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