Make fruit mince – Combine all filling ingredients in a food processor until mostly mince . Refrigerate. You may add “real” rum if you wish. Taste to your liking.
Preheat oven to 180 degrees celcius.
Spray 9 tart cases with cooking spray.
Melt butter. Whisk egg. Combine pastry ingredients & add sifted flour. Mix.
Press pastry dough firmly together & place on a floured board. Separate firstly into 3/4 for the bases of the tarts & 1/4 for the stars on top (ensure you have a star cookie cutter).
Separate the 3/4 into 3 equal portions (you will make 3 bases from each).
Separate the 1/4 of the pastry into 3 equal portions.
Roll out each section of pastry on a board covered with floured baking paper.
Fold over the paper & roll with a rolling pin.
Use a coffee mug to cut out each of the 9 tart bases. Press pastry into each case, pressing against the sides of the tart case.
Gently roll out pastry to cut out 9 stars for the tops of the tarts. Note: use additional flour on your hands & use a spatula to lift the 3mm thin pastry.
Place tarts on a baking tray & spoon in approx. 1 tbsp of fruit mixture into each tart. Bake for 20 minutes.
Remove from tart cases & place on baking tray to cool.
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