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The cherries were very late this year and because of the cold rainy spring many of them matured and spoiled without getting sweet.  I would guess that about only a third of our cherries ripened to red juicy sweetness on the tree.  Most years we have cherries I make jam, but with the reduced quantity this year we simply ate most of them.  As our dwindling reserves began to go bad, I decided to make a pair of small cherry tarts for our tea-time, even though we’re both stouter than we want to be and are trying to ‘do something’ about it.

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Was it good?

cherry tart half eaten

Yes it was! If you have a few cherries, not enough for a pie or jam, why not throw together a cherry tart? It takes very little time and is a true seasonal treat. You can read how I made mine here.