Fruit Tarts


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Rich, delicious and yummy tarts.

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Makes 20 tarts.
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Ingredients



For the tart cases
200 gms plain flour (maida)
100 gms soft butter
a pinch of salt
ice-cold water to make a dough

For the custard sauce
1 1/2 cups milk
6 tsp sugar
5 tsp custard powder
a few drops of vanilla essence

For the mixed fruit
450 gms canned mixed fruit
2 tsp sugar
1 tsp levelled, cornflour
1 tsp lemon juice
a few drops orange colour

Other ingredients
Praline Powder
orange marmalade

Method

    For the tart cases

    1. Sieve the flour with the salt.
    2. Rub in the butter and make a dough by adding ice-cold water.
    3. Roll out the dough to about 3 mm. thickness.
    4. Cut with fluted cutter of desired size.
    5. Press into tart cases and prick with a fork.
    6. Bake blind in a hot oven at 230 degree C (450 degree F) for 10 to 12 minutes.
    7. Cool the tart cases.

    For the custard sauce

    1. Mix the custard powder in a little milk.
    2. Add the sugar and remaining milk and put to boil.
    3. When the milk starts boiling, add the custard powder mixture and boil until thick while stirring continuously.
    4. Cool the custard and add the vanilla essence.

    For the mixed fruit

    1. Drain the syrup from the can and keep aside. Chop the fruit.
    2. Add the sugar and cornflour to the syrup and mix well. Boil until the mixture thickens slightly.
    3. Cool and then add the lemon juice and colouring. Add the fruits in the sauce and mix well.

    How to proceed

    1. Fill the tarts with some custard sauce and then with some mixed fruit.
    2. Brush with warm marmalade and sprinkle parline powder on the sides.
    3. Serve.

    Tips
    1. Prepare tart cases 1 day in advance.
    2. Prepare custard sauce 1 day in advance.
    3. Prepare Mixed fruit 1 day in advance.
    4. You can also prepare filled tarts 3 hours in advance and store them in the refrigerator.
    5. Variation :
    6. You can decorate these tarts by putting tinned cherries on top and brushing with warm marmalade.
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     on 25 Jul 12 05:08 PM


    Short sweet and perfect recipe :)
     on 13 Dec 10 11:51 AM


    it is kind of time consuming recipe, but if you plan well, it is a sure shot winner! the tarts are beautiful and look cute too!