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Treacle Tart | Harry Potter Inspired Recipes

The Starving Chef
Harry Potter's favorite dessert: treacle! Treacle tarts have a chewy filling that is made from breadcrumbs.
Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Cooling Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 50 mins
Course Fictional Feasts
Cuisine Harry Potter Inspired
Servings 8


  • 1 cup golden syrup can sub light corn syrup
  • cup black treacle can sub golen molasses
  • 2 cups plain bread crumbs
  • 1 lemon zested & juiced
  • 1 pie crust or homemade pie crust equivalent
  • 1 tablespoon water + 1 egg whisked
  • clotted cream for topping, can sub whipped cream


  • In a large bowl, microwave 1-3 cups water for 1-2 minute intervals - it should be steaming hot but not boiling. Place a smaller bowl in the center of the larger bowl so that the water comes about half way up the sides. Pour the golden syrup into the bowl along with the black treacle. Let soften for about ten minutes.
  • Preheat the oven to 375 F/190 C. Stir the breadcrumbs into the softened syrups, leave in the warm water while stirring. Stir in the lemon juice and zest. Let rest another five minutes.
  • Prepare the pie crust - either by making your favorite short crust recipe or using store bought rolled dough. If using pre-made dough (as used in this recipe) cut a sheet of parchment paper to be about 1/4 inch wider in diameter than the rolled out crust.
  • Gently press the crust into a fluted pie pan or tart dish. Spoon the filling into the center and press down to fill any pockets. Fold the excess dough over the edges of the filling or prepare a weave for the top of the tart. Whisk together the egg and water and generously brush over the entire top of the filling and any overlapping dough.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes, until the crust is golden brown and the tart has set in the center. Let cool for about an hour prior to cutting. Serve warm or chilled. Top with whipped cream or ice cream, as desired. Enjoy in the Great Hall after exams or a Quidditch win!


Keyword Harry Potter, tart
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