Fruit mince tarts


The longer the fruit mince mixture soaks, the better the flavour, but 24 hours will do the trick.

You'll need

1 quantity sweet pastry For brushing: eggwash For dusting: demerara sugar For dusting: icing sugar (optional)   Fruit mince filling 280 gm brown sugar 200 gm raisins 2 Granny Smith apples, coarsely grated 100 gm butter, melted 100 ml muscat 100 gm each currants and dried sour cherries 100 gm each glace figs and fresh dates, finely chopped 70 gm candied orange peel, finely chopped 40 gm cedro, finely chopped Finely grated rind and juice of 1 orange 1 tsp ground cinnamon ½ tsp each finely grated nutmeg, ground cloves and ground ginger

Method

  • 01
  • For fruit mince filling, combine ingredients in a large bowl, mix well to combine, transfer to a sterile container and refrigerate for at least 24 hours and up to 8 weeks.
  • 02
  • Preheat oven to 180C. Roll out pastry on a lightly floured surface to 3mm thick, cut 18 10.5cm-diameter rounds and then line 18 125ml muffin tins. Spoon in fruit mince filling to 5mm below rims, set aside in refrigerator.
  • 03
  • Re-roll scraps, place pastry on a tray lined with baking paper and refrigerate to rest (30 minutes). Cut nine 7cm-diameter rounds, then cut a star shape from centre of each round with a star cutter. Place a star in centre of half the tarts. Place a round on top of remaining tarts, pressing edges to seal and trimming edges. Brush pastry lightly with eggwash, scatter with demerara sugar and bake until filling is bubbling and pastry is dark golden (15-20 minutes). Cool in tins, then store in an airtight container until required. Tarts will keep for 1 week. Dust with icing sugar before serving.

At A Glance

  • Serves 18 people
The Gourmet Traveller podcast

Each fortnight we round up the most interesting characters from the food world for your listening pleasure. We chat to chefs, cooks, authors, bar tenders and baristas - anyone who has something new and interesting to say about the way we like to eat and drink.

Listen
Recipe collections

Looking for fresh dinner ideas? Not sure how to make the most out of seasonal produce? Or do you need to plan the perfect party menu? Our recipe collections have you covered.

See more

At A Glance

  • Serves 18 people

Featured in

Dec 2010

You might also like...

Tempered chocolate

recipes

Kebabs

Armando Percuoco: Linguine Napoletana

recipes

Trenette with pesto

Dhal with coriander and fried onion

recipes

Pork and white beans

Rustichella casarecci con salsa verde

recipes

conversion tool