Fruit mince tarts

Fruit Mince Tarts

Seasons
Summer
Meals
Dessert
Yields
24 Pies
Published
November 13, 2013
  • Fruit mince tarts

Although it may seem like there are many steps between you and this finished dish, never fear, the numbers will only make it easier!

Step 1: Roast the almonds on a baking tray for about 5 minutes, shaking the tray to prevent the nuts from burning. Allow to cool, then chop.

Step 2: Peel and coarsely grate the apples, then cover with verjuice to prevent discoloration. Chop the raisins, apricots and figs. Combine these in a glass or ceramic bowl with the apple and remaining ingredients, except the butter, and mix thoroughly. Cover with plastic film and leave at room temperature for 24 hours, stirring occasionally.

Step 3: Melt the butter and stir it through the fruit mince before filling tarts.

Step 4: To make the pastry, dice the chilled butter. Blend the flours, icing sugar and diced butter in a food processor until well combined and the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.

Step 5: Add the egg yolk and iced water and, using the pulse button, process until the mixture starts to come together. Shape the pastry into a disc, then wrap it in plastic film and refrigerate for 1 hour. (Note: 500g of pastry makes 24 pies)

Step 6: Preheat the oven to 200C. Cut rounds of pastry to line the moulds you are using, then cut a corresponding number of lids. Line the moulds with pastry, then add a spoonful of fruit mince and top with a lid, pressing down on the edges to seal the tarts. Make 3 small cuts in the top of each tart with the point of a knife.

Step 7: Bake for 12 minutes, then allow to cool in the trays. (If you are using larger moulds, you will have to bake the tarts for a longer time – the pastry should be golden brown.)

Ingredients

  1. 80ml 1/3 cup Verjuice
  2. 100g dried figs
  3. 200g sultanas
  4. 250g currents
  5. 100g mixed peel
  6. 2 tspn honey
  7. 2 tspn mixed spice
  8. 1 tspn nutmeg Freshly Grated
  9. 150ml brandy

Pastry

  1. 175g unsalted butter Chilled
  2. 2 tbspn iced water

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