MINI MINCE TARTS
Smartpoints VALUE PER SERVE 3 SERVES 12 PREP 40 mins + soaking COOKING TIME 25 mins
¼ cup (40g) mixed dried fruit ½ apple, coarsely grated 1 tsp finely grated lemon rind 1 tbs lemon juice 1 tsp brandy 1 tsp brown sugar ¼ tsp ground cinnamon ¼ tsp mixed spice ½ cup (75g) plain flour 2 tsp caster sugar 40g butter, chilled, chopped 2 tsp iced water 1-2 tsp icing sugar, to dust
1 Combine fruit mix, apple, rind, juice, brandy, brown sugar, cinnamon and mixed spice in a bowl. Set aside for 4 hours or overnight to macerate. 2 Preheat oven to 180°C. Combine flour and caster sugar in a medium bowl. Add butter. Use fingertips to rub butter through flour until well combined. Add water. Mix until just combined and a dough comes together. 3 Roll out pastry on a lightly floured surface until 5mm thick. Use a 5.5cm-diameter round pastry cutter to cut 12 discs, re-rolling pastry. Use pastry discs to line a 12-hole mini muffin tin. Divide fruit mixture evenly among tin. Bake for 25 minutes or until pastry is light golden. Use a palette knife to gently lift tarts out of tin. Set aside to cool. Dust with icing sugar.