Rustic Cherry Tart

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Have you tasted the cherries this year?   I’m telling you, they have been amazing!   The last few weeks cherries have been between $1.99-$2.99 per pound which is about as cheap as I can get them.   Because of this I’ve been buying bags of cherries every week I go to the market.   While I’d love to make something with them every time I buy them, I have to admit that I often just eat them plain.  They have been so juicy and delicious.

Rustic Cherry Tart with two types of cherries

It’s so easy to eat them with a cherry pitter.   I know what you are thinking, you bought a cherry pitter?   I did.  I love cherries so much but I do not love eating around the pit.  I decided I wanted a cherry pitter to see if it actually helped.  It has made eating and pitting cherries a blast.  It’s quick, it only takes out the pit, and leaves all the cherry goodness.  I currently own this Oxo Softworks Cherry Pitter which is comfortable to grasp and works like a charm.

A lightly sweetened Cherry Tart

So, after finding a cherry pitter I love, it’s been a breeze to make cherry desserts.   Last week when I had both Bing cherries and Rainier cherries I made a beautiful and delicious rustic cherry tart.  This isn’t your traditional sweet cherries in a pastry.   It’s much more subtle then that.   The cherries sit in a lovely pattern inside the pastry and are topped with a filling of ground almonds and eggs.   It gives the pastry a great texture and it’s not overly sweet.

Rustic Cherry Tart with Bing and Rainier Cherries

In addition to it tasting great, it’s also a very pretty tart.  The different colored cherries make a pretty pattern in the pan and the filling gives off a complimentary color.   This is definitely a great tart to showcase the cherries.

Rustic Cherry Tart with two types of cherries

Rustic Cherry Tart

A delicious tart filled with two types of cherries, almond flour, and lemon juice to make a rustic and not too sweet dessert.
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Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings: 1 tart
Author: Hezzi-D


  • 1 refrigerated pie crust
  • 1 c. pitted halved Rainier cherries
  • 1 c. pitted halved Bing cherries
  • 1/4 c. sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg white
  • 1/2 c. pureed cherries
  • 1/2 c. almond meal/flour
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Place the pie crust in a tart pan and trim the edges. Poke the bottom of the crust with a fork. Cover the crust with parchment paper and add dried beans or pie weights.
  • Bake for 10 minutes. Remove from the oven and remove the parchment and beans/weights.
  • Create a pattern on the baked crust using the two types of cherries. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl mix the sugar, egg, and egg white with a hand mixer on medium speed. Add in the pureed cherries, almond meal, lemon juice, and vanilla. Beat well and pour over top of the cherries in the tart pan.
  • Bake for 30-35 minutes or until the crust is golden brown and the filling is set.
  • Remove from oven and let cool completely on a wire rack before serving.


Source: Adapted from Kiran Tarun


Sweet cherry tart with Bing and Rainier cherries

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