Recipes

Christmas Fruit Mince Tarts

Easy to make with a different twist on the traditional fruit mince pie, these can be made with store cupboard ingredients and the fresh fruits for a summer lift. Ideal for the kids to help with the Christmas preparations!

You will need:

Puff Pastry - bought ready rolled sheets
Fruit mince
Eggwhite for brushing
Caster Sugar for dusting
Fresh Summer fruits such as Blue berries, redcurrants , Raspberries

Method

Pre-heat oven to 220ºc (200ºc fan oven)

Take the Puff Pastry out of the freezer, and when it starts to thaw cut each sheet into 16 squares. Alternatively using a large scone cutter cut out into rounds.

Place pastry rounds (spaced) on a baking sheet lined with baking paper.
About 1cm inside the border score another border all the way round.
Brush the outside border with lightly beaten egg white.

Pop a teaspoon of fruit mince in the centre of each tart, adding berries on top, slightly pushed in. Cut out Christmas shapes, brush with egg white and pop on top. Sprinkle a little caster sugar over the tarts

Bake in oven for 10/15 minutes until puff pastry is risen and golden.
Remove from oven onto cooling rack, dust with icing sugar to serve.

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