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Fruit Mince Tarts
Recipe by Maintain My Weight Loss

Ingredients

  • Ingredients for the Pastry: 1 tablespoon Natvia stevia blend

  • 1 tablespoon reduced fat margarine

  • 1 tablespoon no fat milk

  • 1 egg

  • 1/4 cup self raising flour

  • Ingredients for the Filling: 75g dried apricots (chopped)

  • 40g dried cranberries

  • 70g seedless raisins

  • 70g pitted prunes (or dates) – chopped

  • 80g glace cherries

  • 5 tablespoon apricot jam

  • 1 teaspoon mixed spice

  • 1 teaspoon chocolate essence

  • 1 teaspoon rum essence (can use rum - flavor to taste)

Method

  • 1.

    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.

  • 2.

    Preheat oven to 180 degrees celcius.

  • 3.

    Spray 9 tart cases with cooking spray.

  • 4.

    Melt butter. Whisk egg. Combine pastry ingredients & add sifted flour. Mix.

  • 5.

    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).

  • 6.

    Separate the 3/4 into 3 equal portions (you will make 3 bases from each).

  • 7.

    Separate the 1/4 of the pastry into 3 equal portions.

  • 8.

    Roll out each section of pastry on a board covered with floured baking paper.

  • 9.

    Fold over the paper & roll with a rolling pin.

  • 10.

    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.

  • 11.

    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.

  • 12.

    Place tarts on a baking tray & spoon in approx. 1 tbsp of fruit mixture into each tart. Bake for 20 minutes.

  • 13.

    Remove from tart cases & place on baking tray to cool.

Notes

You can decide how smooth you want the fruit mince. Preferably leave it in the fridge overnight allowing flavors to develop.

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