Original recipe from Thomas Dawson, The Good Huswifes Jewell:
To make a close Tarte of Cherries. Take out the stones and laye them as whole as you can in a Charger and put in synamon and ginger to them and laye them in a tart whole and close them and let them stand three quarters of an hour in the oven, then take a sirrope of Muscadine and damaske water and sugar and serve it.
Note: Muscadine was a sweet, flavored, heavy wine "Great, Pleasant and strong", according to Markham's own receipts for it.
Tarte of Cherries is featured in Auld Alliance Royal Feast
Judith Carr is an expert in Medieval baking and antique furniture restoration. An active member of the Society for Creative Anachronism, she is known for her love of animals, especially cats.
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