Kevin's Cherry Tart


Use fresh cherries and good Kirsch!

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
40 mins
Additional Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 20 mins
11 inch tart


  • 1 ⅛ cups confectioners' sugar

  • cup butter

  • 5 ⅜ cups cake flour

  • 3 eggs

  • ½ teaspoon orange flower water

  • 2 pounds sour cherries, pitted

  • 3 eggs, room temperature

  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 fluid ounce kirschwasser

  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream

  • 1 cup white sugar


  1. To Make Dough: Cream the confectioners' sugar and 3 eggs together in a large bowl. Stir in the orange flower water. Add the butter or margarine, and mix well. Slowly add the cake flour, blending only to combine. Scrape onto a piece of plastic, and wrap. Chill for at least 1 hour. Roll dough out on a floured surface, and fit into a 11 inch tart pan. Make sure there are no holes in the dough.

  2. Place the cherries into the tart shell. Fit as many as you can in in one layer.

  3. To Make Filling: Using a mixer, cream together the 3 eggs, 1/4 cup flour, kirsch, cream, and white sugar until smooth. Pour over the cherries.

  4. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for about 40 minutes, or until the filling is just set. Allow to cool. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

1029 Calories
47g Fat
136g Carbs
16g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 1029
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 47g 60%
Saturated Fat 28g 139%
Cholesterol 274mg 91%
Sodium 224mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 136g 49%
Dietary Fiber 4g 13%
Total Sugars 52g
Protein 16g
Vitamin C 12mg 59%
Calcium 97mg 7%
Iron 8mg 46%
Potassium 403mg 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.