This fruit cocktail tart is nice and moist. The fruit gives it lots of flavor. If you feel like a change simply chop canned peach slices and add that instead of the fruit cocktail.

Fruit Cocktail Tart Recipe

Prep Time30 minutes
Total Time1 hour
Course: Dessert
Servings: 12 people


  • 2 cups Flour
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • Pinch of Salt
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 2 Eggs beaten
  • 1/4 cup Cooking Oil
  • 1 410g Tin Fruit Cocktail


  • 1 cup Milk
  • 4 tbsp Margarine / Butter
  • 1/2 cup Coconut shredded
  • 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Essence


  • Preheat oven to 180°.
  • Sift flour, baking powder and salt.
  • Add sugar, beaten eggs, cooking oil.
  • Mix baking soda with a little milk and add to mixture.
  • Add fruit cocktail.
  • Mix well.
  • Bake for 30-34 minutes.
  • Prick with a fork as soon as it comes out of the oven and pour hot syrup over.


  • Mix all the syrup ingredients , except vanilla essence in a sauce pan.
  • Bring to the boil stirring continuously.
  • Remove from heat and add vanilla essence.
  • Pour hot syrup over the tart as soon as it comes out of the oven.

Today’s Featured Ingredient

Fruit Cocktail

Fruit cocktail

Fruit cocktail is a variety of fruit cut into small pieces. It is sold canned in sugary syrup or fruit juice. Fruit cocktail can also be fresh fruit.

A traditional fruit cocktail consists of peaches, pears, pineapple and grapes and sometimes cherries.

Fruit cocktail and fruit salad are similar. The only difference is fruit salad contains larger pieces of fruit while fruit cocktail is diced.

To use the odds and ends of damaged fruit a consortium of California canning companies developed the canned fruit cocktail. Their premium brand was Del Monte. They still hold the near monopoly of the product today.

Fruit cocktail can be served as an appetizer, dessert, or used in cooking and baking.