Cornflake Tart

  • Total Time

    2h 10m
    • Prep Time

      1h 50m
    • Bake Time

  • Serves


  • Skill Level

  • Dietary Needs

    • Nut free
    • Vegetarian
  • 37 Reviews

    5 star rating

Bake a trip down memory lane with this retro bake. A firm school favourite, sweet pastry base topped with jam and cornflakes. Best served drizzled in a large helping of custard. 



  1. Begin by making the pastry. Place the flour and butter in a food processor and blitz until the mixture becomes like breadcrumbs. Then add water and blitz until you have a soft dough.

  2. Turn out onto a floured surface and bring together with your hands. Wrap in cling film and chill for about an hour.

  3. When you are ready to roll out your pastry, we recommend rolling out between two large pieces of baking parchment as your pastry will be easier to move about. You can lift the paper and add a little flour to ease its progress. 

  4. When your pastry has a diameter of about 28cm, gently remove the paper and roll up over your rolling pin and drape it over the tin, pressing gently to form the shape. Don't trim the pastry completely yet. 

  5. Place the lined tin in the fridge and chill again for at least 30 minutes.

  6. Preheat your oven to 180°C (160°C fan)

  7. When you are ready, bake the pastry blind. Line the pastry with baking parchment and fill with baking beans. Bake blind for 15 minutes then remove the paper and the beans.

  8. Quickly and carefully trim the edges if you need to then return the pastry case to the oven to dry out for 5-10 more minutes. If it looks like it will brown too much, protect the edges with foil.

  9. When cooked, remove from the oven and allow to rest while you make the filling.

  10. For the filling, melt the butter, syrup, sugar and salt in a large pan. Once it is completely melted, stir in the cornflakes and mix gently to ensure that each one is coated. 

  11. Spread the jam over the base of the pastry case and then top with the cornflake mixture and gently spread out evenly. 

  12. Put the tart back in the oven for another 5 minutes, then leave to one side to harden slightly before serving.

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  1. 5 star rating

    Husband loved it.

  2. 4 star rating

    I think it's a bit confusing but delicious,scrumshers and extremely good

  3. 5 star rating

    Fantastic 👌 good old fashioned school dinners ☺️

  4. 5 star rating

    Pure delight, easy to make, and a pleasure to eat.

  5. 5 star rating

    Easy,cheated bought ready made pastry, it’s been years since I’ve had this, remember it from school....lovely..

  6. 5 star rating

    Lovely desert, much better than the one at school.

  7. 5 star rating

    My favourite desert!

  8. 4 star rating

    Lovley , easy and great with custard,
    I used crunchy nut cornflakes
    Took me right back to school dinners

  9. 5 star rating

    I will make this again, very nice.

  10. 5 star rating

    Quick to make, easy to follow measurements were perfect 👌 takes u back to school day’s

  11. 5 star rating

    Loved it made it again but this time with crunchy nut cornflakes was delicious mmmm

  12. 3 star rating

    The pastry turned out way too soft and was still a bit doughy, even though I cooked for a bit longer than instructed?

  13. 4 star rating

    very good and easy

  14. 5 star rating


  15. 5 star rating

    My family love this ❤️

  16. 5 star rating

    Made this 3 times for the family it’s easy and so tasty. Great recipe

  17. 4 star rating

    Lovely, just needed less of the golden syrup mixture and more cornflakes.

  18. 5 star rating

    Good recipe, easy to follow

  19. 4 star rating

    Quite complicated at times

  20. 4 star rating

    Nice and easy instructions

  21. 2 star rating

    Pastry didn’t work, the syrup was far too sickly

  22. 5 star rating

    Love it so much

  23. 5 star rating

    Worked out well. Tasted nice, very simple and easy to make.

  24. 5 star rating

    Lovely desert easy to make just found golden syrup harder to measure

  25. 5 star rating

    its was yummy

  26. 5 star rating

    its yummy

  27. 5 star rating

    Just like the one at school

  28. 5 star rating

    Tasty and very easy

  29. 5 star rating

    Loved it

  30. 5 star rating


  31. 4 star rating

    A tastey recipe and was fun to make but hard to understand at times. Overall very good

  32. 5 star rating

    It was a good recipy

  33. 5 star rating

    Very easy to make turned out wonderful will use this recipe again n again

  34. 5 star rating

    Love it

  35. 5 star rating

    Very easy to follow. A lovely tart recipe!

  36. 5 star rating

    This cornflake tart takes you right back to school days easy to make and very moorish

  37. 5 star rating

    Great recipe, very easy and quick to do thanks.

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