This great Bakewell tart recipe is one of our classic recipes from Adam Gray, made extra-special through the addition of raspberries. If you want to cheat a little you can buy some ready-made sweet pastry bases. The raspberries sit on top of the tart so pick the finest ones from the pack for this Bakewell tart recipe - they can easily be substitued with fresh strawberries, blueberries or blackberries. 

To make this Bakewell tart recipe begin by preheating the oven to 180°C/gas mark 4
In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs one at a time, sprinkling in a little of the ground almonds at the same time to help emulsify the mixture
Add the grated lemon zest then fold in the remaining ground almonds and plain flour
Pipe or spoon the mixture evenly into the pastry cases, making sure it is spread evenly and not to overfill the cases. Bake for 10 minutes, until the mixture is firm to the touch and light golden in colour. Remove the bakewell tarts from the oven
Add the apricot jam in a small pan on a medium heat and allow to soften to liquid form. Place the raspberries neatly on top of the bakewell tart and using a pastry brush, gently coat the bakewell tart and berries to glaze
To serve the Bakewell tarts, pour a pool of warm custard onto each serving dish and sit the individual tarts on top and serve immediately
Serving with an alternative to custard
Vanilla or raspberry ripple ice cream would also be delicious served here
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Raspberry Bakewell tart recipe

  • 100g of unsalted butter
  • 100g of caster sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 75g of ground almonds
  • 2 lemons, finely zested
  • 25g of plain flour
  • 8 10cm pre-baked sweet pastry tart cases
  • 400g of fresh raspberries
  • 1 tbsp of apricot jam
  • 1 dollop of vanilla custard, warmed


  1. Pastry brush

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Adam Grey's Bakewell tart recipe is a fantastic way to use fresh raspberries in a deliciously fruity dessert. Easy to make, this Bakewell tart recipe is a treat

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