Matt's Recipe Book

Fakewell tart

Prep time30 minutes
Cooking time1 hour, plus time to cool

This is an alternative take on a Bakewell tart that uses raspberries instead of cherries. It's best served by cutting it into small shard-shaped slices and making sure you get a bit of everything in each one!


  • Baking tray, around 25 ⨉ 35cm
  • Parchment paper


For the crust

  • 500g pre-made shortcrust pastry

For the filling

  • 600g fresh or frozen raspberries
  • 3 sprigs fresh rosemary
  • 20g icing sugar

For the frangipane

  • 200g room temperature, unsalted butter
  • 200g caster sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 oranges
  • 2 lemons
  • 2 tsp almond extract
  • 200g ground almonds
  • 40g plain flour

For the topping

  • 75g icing sugar
  • 5 tsp limoncello
  • 30g flaked almonds


  1. Preheat the oven to 180℃.
  2. Pluck the leaves from the rosemary, then combine with the raspberries in a bowl. Sift over the icing sugar, then set to one side for 30 minutes.
  3. In a clean bowl, start the frangipane by creaming together the butter and caster sugar. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then add the zest from the orange and lemon into the mixture, followed by the almond extract. Stir to combine.
  4. Combine the ground almonds and plain flour, and gently fold in to the frangipane mixture. Set aside.
  5. Lightly grease the baking tray with butter, then roll out the pastry on a lightly floured surface until it's large enough to cover the baking tray – big enough to cover the bottom and slightly ascend the sides.
  6. Place the pastry on the baking tray and pop in the oven for about 15 minutes. Remove, and lower the oven temperature to 140℃.
  7. Spread the frangipane over the pastry, then drizzle the raspberry mixture unevenly across the top. Sprinkle over the flaked almonds, then bake in the oven for 30 minutes. Remove and allow to cool slightly.
  8. Combine the remaining icing sugar and limoncello in a small bowl and mix until smooth. Drizzle over the cooled tart, then slice and serve.