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Fruit mince tart with mulled berries

Fruit mince tart with mulled berries
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This easy fruity tart will transport you to December. The mulled berries are also delicious served warm over ice cream.


  • 2 sheets ready-rolled sweet short pastry
  • 1½ cups fruit mince, warmed
  • 1 red apple, skin on, grated
  • 1 tsp mixed spice
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • ½ cup plain flour
  • ½ tsp baking powder


  • 2 cups frozen mixed berries
  • ½ cup caster sugar
  • ¼ cup red wine
  • 1 tsp orange zest
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 4 cloves
  • 1 tbsp cornflour
  • 2 tbsp cold water
  • Thickened cream, to serve

1. Preheat oven to 190°C. Line a 25cm fluted tart tin or similar with pastry, trimming to fit neatly. Chill until required.

2. In a bowl, combine fruit mince, apple and spice.

3. In a separate bowl, combine maple syrup, lightly beaten eggs, flour and baking powder. Fold the 2 mixtures together and pour into the prepared tin. Smooth the top and bake 35-45 minutes, or until the pastry is golden and the filling has set.

4. To make the mulled berries, combine frozen berries, sugar, red wine, orange zest and cinnamon stick in a small saucepan. Simmer for 15 minutes, then thicken with combined cornflour and water. Simmer a further 2 minutes until it turns syrupy.

5. Serve the tart warm in slices with thickened cream and warm berries.

About Jo Wilcox

New Zealand Woman's Weekly food editor Jo Wilcox serves up tasty and easy to make dishes that your friends and family will love.

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