Easy Rustic Cherry Tart Recipe

Do love delicious desserts as much as I do? I thought you might! Today I’m sharing my Easy Rustic Cherry Tart Recipe! It’s so yummy!

Easy Rustic Cherry Tart Recipe

First I’d like to ask you a question!  Are you familiar with those recipes that you make so often that they become such family favorites, you no longer need the recipe to make them? Knowing them by heart has its advantages, doesn’t it!

This is that type of recipe!

Meanwhile, for years my mom made this delicious and Easy Rustic Cherry Tart Recipe for so many family events I couldn’t begin to count them all.

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Before I continue, let’s go back just a bit if I may.  Several months ago, when I was looking through my recipe books, is when I came across my mother’s cherry tart recipe.

Now mind you, I have lots and lots of her delicious recipes. She was quite an amazing cook and baker. Her rustic Cherry Tart Recipe was one of my favorite tho. 

Cherry Tart History in Our Home

One day I remember her calling me up and asking me to stop over to her house. My mom had wanted to give me a box, which was filled with her recipes.

Undoubtedly, this was interesting to me, to say the least. Because at this time, I confess, I didn’t cook or bake that often. So home they came with me with open arms and the wish to ‘have more time’ to bake. 

These were busy times I suppose as I was busy with young children running in every direction. 

Fast forward to current days and this has changed quite a bit. Just as I’m sure it’s true for you, being home thru our last few years precipitated more at-home meals for my family.

During his time is when I found that I really enjoy baking and cooking!  

Apparently, my mom knew me before I knew me and was prepping me for what was to come. 

The Story Continues

By all rights, if you haven’t gathered this yet, I would be remiss if I didn’t mention that this is her recipe. I’m uncertain where she acquired it, but what I do know is that it was somewhere in the late ’50s or ’60s. This delicious Rustic Cherry Tart Recipe has been served for that long in our family! 

If you came by our home for birthdays, anniversary parties, lunch, dinner, or family Sunday pasta dinners, chances are you would get a Cherry Tart!

Many trays of tarts were delivered to friends and families throughout our little town. 

Cherry Tart Dough Rolling
The ‘feel’ of the dough, she would say, must feel like silk!

Would you like to know the secret as to why it’s so easy?

Here is the secret. Everything is mixed in one bowl, then pressed into the baking dish. Bake and serve!

Did I say it easy! 🙂 Baking doesn’t get easier than this!

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Cherry Tart Recipe

Easy Rustic Cherry Tart Recipe

A close up of food, with Cherry and Tart

Easy Rustic Cherry Tart Recipe

This easy Rustic Cherry Tart Recipe can be made in one bowl! It's truly the easiest dessert that is packed with delicious flavor!
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12 people
Calories 275 kcal


Dry Ingredients

  • 3 1/4 cup Flour
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 tsp Salt

Liquid Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup Milk
  • 2 Eggs
  • 2 tsp Vanilla
  • 1 cup Margarine
  • 1 can Cherry or any berry filling


  • Mix Dry Ingredients in Large Mixing Bowl
  • Create a hole in middle of dry ingredients
  • Add eggs, Milk, Vanilla, Margarine in center of dry ingredients
  • Mix thoroughly
  • Work dough with hands until a ball is created
  • Save a small portion of dough for strips across
  • Press dough into 13 x 19 Baking Pan
  • Top with 1 Can of Cherry Filling
  • Cover with cut strips of dough for lattice
  • Bake at 375 for 35 minutes
Keyword cherrt tart recipe, dessert, easy dessert recipe

Cherry Tart Baking Dish

Blueberry or apple filling would be delicious also! 

A close up of cherry tart food
A piece of cake on a plate

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  1. Brought back some memories. Mom made pies on Tuesday when we were growing up. Cherry was a favoite! This tartt version is so pretty!

    1. Such a great memory Linda! Both my parents were big into baking! A great memory of them, Dad would roll dough, mom the rest!

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