Mincemeat and Apple Tartlets

 

Delicious little tartlets made of puff pastry, mincemeat, and slices of apple. Quick to prepare and also a great way to use up any leftover jars of mincemeat from Christmas.

 

Mincemeat and Apple Tartlets
Prepares: 4 tartlets
 
  • Preparation time: 20 minutes
  • Cooking time: 20 minutes

  • Ingredients
  • 250g pack ready-rolled frozen puff pastry
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 8 rounded tbsp mincemeat (or, 1 small jar about 250ml (8 fl oz))
  • 1 dessert apple
  • 1 tbsp butter, melted
  • ½ tsp caster/superfine sugar
  • icing/powdered sugar for dusting

  • Can be served with whipped cream, thick double cream or ice cream (optional)


  1. Method
  2. Thaw the pastry as directed on the packet.

  3. Preheat the oven to 200°C (400°F) (gas 6).

  4. Unroll the pastry onto a large baking sheet. Now mark 4 squares, roughly 12cm (4½ inches), leaving as much space around the squares as the pastry allows. Remove the excess pastry.

  5. Next, using the tip of a knife mark a 1cm (½ inch) border around the edge of each square. Then brush the border with the beaten egg.

  6. Now spoon two rounded spoonfuls of mincemeat onto each square and spread it out, keeping within the border.

  7. Quarter each apple and remove the core. Then thinly slice each quarter and lay the slices in a row over the mincemeat, overlapping them to fit. Brush the apples with the melted butter and sprinkle with sugar.

  8. Bake for 20 minutes until the pastry is golden and flaky.

  9. Just before serving dust all over with icing/powdered sugar.

  10. A spoonful of cream or ice cream can be dolloped in the centre of each tartlet.

 

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