The Court and Kitchen of Elizabeth, commonly called John of Crowell 1664

“Takes some codlings tenderly boyled and peel them, cut them in half, fill your tart, put in a quarter of a 100 codlings, 1 ½ pounds of sugar, a few cloves and little cinnamon, close up the coffin and bake it. When it comes out of the oven take a quart of cream, 6 eggs, a quatern of sugar and a sliced nutmeg, beat all these well together, pour them into the tart and set your tart in the oven for 8 minutes, when it comes out cut off the lid and having a lid cut in flowers ready, lay it on and garnish it with preserves of damsons, raspberries, apricots and cherries and place a preserved quince in the middle and strew it with sugar biskets.”