Festive Fruit Mince Tart Recipe

This makes an interesting change to individual fruit mince pies and is wonderful served warm with custard or fresh cream.

Difficulty

Prep Time

20 minutes

Cooking Time

40 minutes

Serves

8-10

Recipe Ingredients

Base

  • 375 ml SPAR cake flour
  • 180 g SPAR butter
  • 100 ml SPAR icing sugar
  • 10 ml ground cinnamon
  • 50 ml brandy

Filling

  • 1 ½ tubs SPAR crème fraiche (375 g)
  • 75 ml fruit mincemeat
  • finely grated rind of an orange
  • 3 large SPAR eggs, lightly beaten
     

Recipe Method

  1. Pre-heat oven to 180 º C. Lightly grease a 23 - 25 cm diameter pie plate.
  2. Process the base ingredients together, to achieve a ball of dough.
  3. Freeze the dough for 15 minutes.
  4. Press ¾ of the pastry into the prepared pie plate, base and sides.
  5. Blend the crème fraiche, fruit mincemeat and orange rind together, and add in the beaten eggs, to achieve a smooth mixture. Pour this into the pastry base.
  6. Grate the remaining frozen pastry directly over the top, and place into the pre-heated oven immediately.
  7. Bake for 40 minutes. Serve warm.

Hints & Tips

Mascarpone or smooth cottage cheese can used as a substitute for creme fraiche.