Saturday, August 6, 2011

Cornmeal Crusted Cherry Tart

This morning I wanted to make something special for my daughter Bay.  She and I were the only ones at home.  Jim and Ty had to work and Tan was spending the night at a friends house.  I know Bay loves cherries and luckily I had a can of cherry pie filling on hand.  I had to make something up that used stuff in my pantry because we haven't been to the grocery store yet this week.   This is what I came up with.

Cornmeal Crusted Cherry Tart

(printable copy)

1 cup flour
3/4 cup cornmeal
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup buttermilk
2 tablespoons sour cream
1 egg
Cherry pie filling
1 cup powdered sugar
1 tablespoon milk (more if necessary)
1/4 teaspoon vanilla or almond extract
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

In a large bowl, mix the flour, cornmeal, baking powder, baking soda and sugar.
In a measuring cup, pour in the buttermilk and oil, whisk in the egg and sour cream.
Stir the buttermilk mixture into the bowl of dry ingredients.  
Spread the batter in a tart tin or another small pan and top with cherry pie filling.  
Bake for 20-30 minutes depending on your pan.  It should be golden brown and a cake tester should come out clean.  Let cool.
Mix icing ingredients in a small bowl and drizzle on top of tart after it has cooled.

She loved it and I did too!  It was heavenly with a hot cup of coffee!  So far it's been a great day!  After this yummy breakfast Bay and I went swimming and laid out for a little while.  Now all they boys in the family are starting to head home from work and play.  I bet they wish they would have been here for breakfast......but we did save them some!


  1. that looks HEAVENLY and my mouth is watering!

    Did you save me a piece? lol

    I LOVE your daughter's name (Bay) that is simply gorgeous!


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