Gramma Tart Recipe

Gramma Tart Recipes

Ingredients :

For the filling :

410 g

250 g

125 g

1/2 tsp

1/2 tsp

1/2 tsp


1 tbsp

For the short crust pastry :

250 g

1/2 tsp

1/4 tsp

155 g

1 tsp



gramma squash, cooked

caster sugar

sultanas or currants

ground ginger

ground cinnamon

grated nutmeg


sweet sherry



baking powder



lemon juice

egg yolk

Method :
  1. In a large mixing bowl, mash the cooked gramma, making sure it has been well drained, or the consistency will be to watery.

  2. Add the lemon juice and zest, sugar, dried fruit and spices.

  3. Mix well, then beat in the eggs.

  4. Line a 28 cm flan tin or dish with the pastry and spoon in the mixture.

  5. Decorate the top with 1 cm strips of pastry form a lattice pattern and coat with milk or egg yolk, then sprinkle with sugar.

  6. Cook in a preheated oven set at 190C/375F/Gas 5 for 35-40 minutes.

  7. To make the pastry : Sift the flour, baking powder and salt, then rub in the butter until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.

  8. Gradually add the lemon juice and egg yolk to form a dry dough.

  9. Place on a lightly floured surface and knead into a smooth round ball.

  10. Roll out the dough to fit your pie dish, setting a little aside to make the lattice strips.

Serves 8

The gramma squash makes wonderful pies and tarts and is a cousin of the pumpkin, which may be substitute if gramma is not available.

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