Individual free-form mixed berry tarts

Recipe: Individual free-form mixed berry tarts

Ingredients

  • 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

Pastry

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

Instructions

  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.

Notes

  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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