Ecclefechan Tart

There’s a little town about 25 miles from me that is associated with a rather delicious tart. The town is Ecclefechan (pronounced Ekkle-FECKan) and in many ways it is really very unremarkable as a town, yet they seem to have this brilliant culinary, history!

I’m not sure if I use the “traditional” recipe or not, but I don’t care because whatever it is, I make it’s really good. IMAG0351

You’ll need to start by blind baking a pastry case, and you might have to doctor the filling to fit whatever size of pastry case you have blind baked.

for the filling

  • 110g butter, melted
  • 100g walnuts, chopped
  • 175g soft brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 250g mixed dried fruit
  • 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar (I have a lovely bottle of Demijohn Apple vinegar that I used in this one!)

Melt the butter and then combine everything pour it all into the pastry case and bake for 30 mins.

Serve hot or cold with ice-cream, double cream, whipped cream… Enjoy!

In March Bloggers around the world are looking for “British” recipes, and this is defiantly one of those!

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4 Responses to Ecclefechan Tart

  1. Chris says:

    The tart sounds lovely. Thank you for joining us on our food travels.

  2. Corina says:

    It looks lovely and reminds me of a huge mince pie!

  3. vannillarock says:

    yum! must admit it was a mention of Ecclefechan that made me stop 🙂 thanks for sharing.

  4. Alison says:

    I have never heard of this, but it looks delicious. Love the combination of flavours

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