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Cherry Labneh Tart with Pistachios and Honey

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Labneh, a thick strained yoghurt, is the base for the filling in a sweet vanilla flavoured tart crust, which is then sealed with a thin layer of melted white chocolate couverture to prevent the pastry getting soggy. You can use mascarpone instead of the yoghurt cheese or a mix of two for the filling. All the seasonal berries, currants, or stone fruits are fantastic as the topping. The cherry labneh tart is then finished off with a sprinkle of chopped raw pistachios that not only makes it look pretty but also adds extra flavour.

  • 250 g White spelt flour
  • 20 g Vanilla sugar
  • 125 g Cold unsalted butter, chopped
  • A pinch of salt
  • 1 Egg, plus 1 extra egg yolk
  • 50 g White chocolate couverture, chopped
  • 460 g Labneh
  • 30 g Powdered sugar
  • 400 g Cherries, pitted, halved
  • 30 g Coarsely ground pistachios
  • Summer blossom honey, optional
  1. For pastry, whiz spelt flour, sugar, butter and a pinch of salt in a food processor to fine crumbs. Add egg and extra egg yolk and pulse until a smooth dough forms. Enclose in plastic wrap and chill for 30 minutes.
  2. Preheat the oven to 180C/350F. Grease a 22cm loose-bottomed tart pan. Roll out pastry on a lightly floured surface until 4mm thick, then use to line pan. Trim excess, leaving 2mm above the sides. Chill for 30 minutes. Line the pastry with baking paper and fill with pastry weights. Bake for 15 minutes, then remove weights and paper. Bake for a further 5 minutes or until golden. Remove and set aside.
  3. Melt the white chocolate couverture and spread thinly over the tart case. Set aside until the crust is completey cool and the chocolate set.
  4. Combine labneh and icing sugar in a bowl, then spread into case. Top with cherries, pistachios and drizzle with honey, if using, to serve.

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Rose world 25/6/21 09:46

Wow. Amazing tart. Pity I am not good in baking, I could only buy and enjoy. Oh cherries, I love fresh cherries.

DEZMOND 25/6/21 10:25

I don't do fruit dairy mix as it does not sit well with my walrus belly, but I'd totally eat all those cherries before you manage to bake with them LOL

Nancy Chan 25/6/21 10:56

I love fresh cherries. You make beautiful and delicious tarts with lots of cherries.

Lola Martínez 25/6/21 12:13

Las cerezas por sí solas me encantan, pero en una tarta mucho más. Es una belleza y debe estar más que rica.
Un beso.

Ben | Havocinthekitchen 25/6/21 12:54

Cherries, honey, and pistachios are an utterly delicious combination! This tart looks gorgeous too, so beautiful and elegant. Summer vibes overload!

Whats Cookin Italian Style Cuisine 25/6/21 13:04

such beautiful presentation and cherries are my favorite I would devour this!

Paula Montenegro 25/6/21 13:05

I'm surrounded by Middle Eastern bakeries here and I re-discovered labneh and eat it all the time. This is the perfect recipe to use it in a dessert! Beautiful cherry tart.

Margaret D 25/6/21 13:23

Oh my, how wonderful.
Just love cherries.

New Classic r 25/6/21 13:34

This look beautiful and I am sure delicious. How long did it take to pit all those cherries?

Angie's Recipes 25/6/21 13:55

@New Classic rA little while :-/ If I didn't pit them, my husband wouldn't eat them.

Martha 25/6/21 13:55

Wow, what an impressive treat!

Debra Eliotseats 25/6/21 14:16

I think I'm getting some cherries delivered next weekend. Saving this for then. Love the creamy goodness! Plus it's a beautiful dish, Angie!

[Reply] 25/6/21 15:47

The prettiest cherry pie I've ever seen!

Kitchen Riffs 25/6/21 16:04

We have tons of fresh cherries at the moment! In fact will be going to the store later today and will probably get more. I'll have to get extra, so I can make this. Thanks!

Brian 25/6/21 16:35

That has to be one tasty tart!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen 25/6/21 16:42

I love cherry season and your tart looks so appealing, Angie. The addition of pistachios is perfect!

yonosoymillenium 25/6/21 17:50

con lo que me gustan a mi las cerezas, que delicia de receta

bill burke 25/6/21 18:13

Very tasty looking. I love anything that has cherries in it.

Ashley@CookNourishBliss 25/6/21 20:19

This tart is gorgeous! I just bought cherries for the first time this season - I need to put them to good use!

Pedro 25/6/21 21:23

A nice cherry pie like yours always is appetizing.

The Yum List 26/6/21 01:37

Oh gosh, this looks absolutely delicious.

J.P. Alexander 26/6/21 03:49

Se ve muy rica te mando un beso y de ley haré la receta.

Gloria Baker 26/6/21 05:48

Love this Angie, I love cherries, are beautiful and delicious!!

Martyna 26/6/21 14:14

This looks great! I'd like to try this cake 😊

Federica Simoni 26/6/21 14:56

wow che meraviglia😍😍😍

Liz That Skinny Chick Can Bake 26/6/21 16:23

Wow, what a gorgeous dessert, Angie! Our cherries have been so sweet and this is the perfect way to showcase them!

Balvinder 27/6/21 00:51

Beautiful! I am craving some now.

claire 27/6/21 19:57

It looks like an artwork, Angie! I adore cherries and I adore tarts and yours seems to be perfect for summer afternoon and a cuppa :-)

Roz | La Bella Vita Cucina 27/6/21 20:15

What a beautiful reminder that it is sweet cherry season! I have never tasted labneh before, but it sounds totally lovely, Angie! You have such a feel for every detail . . . for example the layer of white chocolate on the tart shell to keep it dry! Brilliant idea!
Ciao Angie,

Yvonne @ Fiction Books Reviews 27/6/21 22:48

Now this is my kind of post, despite the fact that I have never come across labneh before and I am not too sure about yoghurt cheese, but I'll try anything once!

The combination of colours and flavours with the added cherries and pistachios looks amazing, although I personally, would pit the cherries first!

Thanks for sharing another great idea! :)

foodtravelandwine 28/6/21 04:45

I have an endless list of recipes to try from your blog....and here is another one!!....lovely tart!!!!......Abrazotes, Marcela

Julie 28/6/21 11:06

wow!! The tart looks absolutely delish, Angie.. perfectly made !!

Marissa 28/6/21 19:53

What a glorious summer dessert, Angie! Absolutely must try this.

Tisa Jacob 29/6/21 02:51

This looks and sounds so grand!


Such a beautiful tart Angie and so summery. Wonderful idea to use the labneh

Choclette 29/6/21 20:33

What a fabulous tip on coating the pastry with white chocolate to keep it crisp. And of course those tarts look delightful. So pretty and delicious.

Graciela Bacino 30/6/21 01:02

Elegante presentación.
Bonito y profesional Blog.
Un gusto y una delicia encontrarlo.
Aunque lo gastronómico no es un fuerte para mi; vuestra página resulta una preciosa guía para cuando deseamos salir de lo tradicional.
Mi cordial saludo!

Raymund 30/6/21 01:19

Thats one pretty looking tart

bread&salt 30/6/21 03:16

I have loved tards since i was child. Looks perfect.

Abbe@This is How I Cook 1/7/21 00:11

This is gorgeous, Angie. Not to mention that it sounds totally yummy!

mjskit 2/7/21 01:35

Love cherry season and what a scrumptious way to enjoy it. Your tart looks so creamy and I'm very curious as to the flavor and texture of labneh.


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