Tuesday, 20 December 2011

Recipes - Fruit Mince Tarts

Fruit Mince Tarts scream Christmas though not many people I know actually like them.  The secret is to use your own fruit mince and make them super small.  If you do go to all the trouble to make them (and it is a somewhat time consuming process) I hope you really enjoy them.

Ingredients - makes about 32
2 cups fruit mince

Step 1 - Preheat oven to 200.  Grease a 24 hole mini-muffin pan and a 12 hole mini-muffin pan.
Step 2 - Roll out pastry to about 3mm thick.  Using a 6-7cm round cookie cutter, cut out 32 circles.  Using a 5cm star cut out 32 stars.  If possible, cut out more of each.  
Step 3 - Gently push rounds into holes and bake for 10-12 minutes, until pastry just turns golden. Remove from oven and spoon 1 tsp of fruit mince into each pastry case.  Top with a star and return to oven for a further 10-12 minutes.  Stars may be a little soft when removed from the oven, but they will harden while cooling.
Step 4 - To serve, dust with icing sugar and edible glitter if desired.

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