|Place of origin||Britain|
|Region or state||Manchester|
|Created by||Mrs Beeton|
|Main ingredients||Shortcrust pastry, raspberry jam, custard, flaked coconut, Maraschino cherry|
|Variations||Layer of sliced bananas, lemon-flavoured custard|
The Manchester tart is a traditional English baked tart consisting of a shortcrust pastry shell, spread with raspberry jam, covered with a custard filling and topped with flakes of coconut and a Maraschino cherry. A common variation has a layer of thinly-sliced bananas under the custard.
Manchester tart was a staple on school dinner menus until the mid-1980s. The original Manchester tart is a variation on an earlier recipe, the Manchester pudding, which was first recorded by the Victorian cookery writer Mrs Beeton.
Robinson's Bakers of Failsworth advertises itself as the home of the Manchester tart.
Mentioned in The Hanging Tree by Ben Aaronovitch, 2017.