Fruity Pear Mince Tarts - Thermomix Recipes from Steph

Fruity Pear Mince Tarts

Recipe from Thermomix Australia Festive Flavours Cookbook

Ingredients

Fruity pear mince tarts

Fruity pear mince tarts

1 qty Almond Pastry from ‘Everyday Cooking’ cookbook

Zest 1 orange

750g pears, peeled, cored and chopped

250g sugar

100g craisins (dried cranberries)

130g currants

50g glace ginger, chopped

60g flaked almonds

Juice 1 lemon (20-25g)

Juice 1 orange (65-75g)

1 tsp each ground cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, cardamom

2 tbsp brandy (optional)

Method

Place orange zest into TM bowl and mince for 10 seconds on speed 7.

Add pears and sugar and chop for 2-3 seconds on speed 6.

Add remaining ingredients and cook for 35 minutes at Varoma temperature on Reverse + speed 1. Cool slightly, stir brandy through and set aside until ready to use.

Roll pastry into large flan tin or press into smaller tart cases. Top with fruity pear mince and cover with pastry stars – use extra pastry to decorate each tart. Brush with a little beaten egg.

Cook in hot oven at 200°C for tartlets, or 20 minutes for large tart.

Cool and dust with icing sugar and serve with custard.

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