Individual free-form mixed berry tarts

Recipe: Individual free-form mixed berry tarts


  • 300g mixed fresh or frozen berries
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 tsp cornflour
  • 2 tbs caster sugar
  • 1 egg white
  • 6 sugar cubes, crushed
  • Thick cream, to serve


  • 175g plain flour, sifted
  • 40g lard
  • 40g butter
  • 1 egg yolk


  1. To make the pastry, place the flour, lard and butter in a food processor and process to combine. Add the egg yolk and 1-2 tablespoons of cold water and process until the mixture comes together to form a smooth ball. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  2. Preheat oven to 180°C.
  3. Roll out the pastry and use to line the tart pans (leave 2cm overhanging).
  4. Combine the berries, cinnamon, cornflour and caster sugar in a medium bowl and use to fill the pastry-lined pans. Fold up the pastry overhang, pleating as you go.
  5. Brush the edges with egg white and sprinkle with sugar cubes. Bake for 30-35 minutes. Serve with cream.


  1. These tarts are excellent for picnics when made in disposable tart pans (you can pick them up from your local pie shop).

Number of servings (yield): 3

Meal type: dessert

Culinary tradition: USA (General)

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