De Luxe Mincemeat Tart Recipe

De Luxe Mincemeat Tart Recipe

Ingredients : Serves 8

225 g

10 ml

50 g

115 g

50 g

1

2 drops

15 ml

 

For the mincemeat

2

225 g

115 g

115 g

225 g

50 g

1

30 ml

30 ml

1.5 ml

115 g

25 g

Plain flour

Ground cinnamon

Walnuts, finely ground

Butter

Castor sugar, plus extra for dusting

Egg

Vanilla essence

Cold water

 

 

Eating apples, peeled, cored and grated

Raisins

Dried apricots, chopped

Ready-to eat dried figs or prunes, chopped

Green grapes, halved and seeded

Chopped almonds

Lemon, finely grated

Lemon juice

Brandy or port

Mixed spice

Soft light brown sugar

Butter, melted

Method :
  • Process the flour, cinnamon, nuts and butter in a food processor or blender to make fine crumbs. Turn into a bowl and stir in the sugar. Beat the egg with the vanilla and water and stir into the dry ingredients. From a soft dough, knead until smooth, wrap and chill for 30 minutes.
  • Mix the mincemeat ingredients together. use two-thirds of the pastry to line a 23cm flan tin. Push the pastry well into the edges then trim. Fill with the mincemeat.
  • Roll out the remaining pastry and cut into 1cm strips. Arrange the strips over the top of the pastry, wet the joins and press them together. Chill for 30 minutes.
  • Preheat a baking sheet in the oven at 190oC/375oF/Gas 5. Brush the pastry with water and dust with castor sugar. Bake the tart on the baking sheet for 30-40 minutes. Cool in the tin on a wire rack for 15 minutes. Then remove the tin.

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