Emberday Tart

Try the recipe for this tasty Medieval dish.

Main courses
 Emberday tart served with salad
  • Preparation time 20 minutes (prep. time)
  • Cooking time 30 minutes (cooking time)
  • Serves 6


  • 1 pastry case 24cm (9 inch), baked blind with short-crust pastry
  • (homemade pastry made using 150g/6oz of flour)
  • A handful of chopped walnuts
  • 1 medium chopped onion
  • A small handful of raisins
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 7 sage leaves, roughly chopped
  • Roughly the same amount of chopped parsley
  • Grated cheddar cheese


  • 2 eggs
  • 300ml double cream
  • 1tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1tsp ground ginger


  1.     Cover base of pastry with chopped walnuts and then cover with the chopped onion.
  2.     Place raisins on top followed by the sage and parsley, finally covering the surface with the grated cheddar.
  3.     Mix all the custard ingredients together in a jug and carefully pour over the tart.
  4.     Bake in a preheated oven at 180°C (for fan oven 160°C, Gas mark 4) for 30 minutes until set and golden brown.

Serve warm, or cold.