Mince tart with crumble topping

Mince tart with crumble topping

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Prep: 35 mins Cook: 1 hr plus 1 hr resting

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Serves 8

A different use for your Christmas mince meat. Make this delectable festive tart with buttery pastry and crumble topping and serve with clotted cream or custard

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal965
  • fat49g
  • saturates29g
  • carbs115g
  • sugars68g
  • fibre5g
  • protein8g
  • salt0.9g
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    For the pastry

    • 200g butter, softened



      Butter is a dairy product made from separating whole milk or cream into fat and…

    • 100g golden caster sugar
    • 2 egg yolks
    • 350g plain flour, sifted

    For the filling

    • 100g butter



      Butter is a dairy product made from separating whole milk or cream into fat and…

    • 100g golden caster sugar
    • 1 orange, zested



      One of the best-known citrus fruits, oranges aren't necessarily orange - some varieties are…

    • 2 Bramley apples, peeled, cored and diced
      Bramley apples

      Bramley apple

      bram-lee app-el

      A large, flattish cooking apple, green in appearance but sometimes with specks of red. The flesh…

    • 1 cinnamon stick
    • 150g raisins
    • 150g sultanas
    • 40g dried cranberries
    • 70g cut mixed peel
    • 70ml brandy



      Brandy is a distilled spirit made from virtually any fermented fruit or starchy vegetable.…

    • 80g shredded beef or vegetable suet

    For the crumble

    • 100g plain flour
    • 30g golden caster sugar
    • 50g butter, softened



      Butter is a dairy product made from separating whole milk or cream into fat and…

    • 50g quick frosted walnuts, roughly chopped (see goes well with)



      Walnuts are one of the most popular and versatile of all nuts. When picked young, they're…

    To serve

    • custard or clotted cream


    1. First, make the pastry. Using a tabletop mixer or an electric hand whisk, cream together the butter and sugar with a pinch of salt until soft and fluffy. Add the yolks, then fold in the flour until the pastry just comes together, being careful not to overwork. Wrap in cling film and leave to rest in the fridge for 1 hr.

    2. Meanwhile, make the filling. Cook the butter, sugar, orange zest, apple and cinnamon over a medium heat for 15 mins or until you have a thick purée. Add the dried fruit and mixed peel for the final 1-2 mins, then remove from the heat. Once cool, remove the cinnamon stick, and stir in the brandy and suet.

    3. On a lightly floured surface, roll out the pastry to the thickness of a £1 coin, then use to line a 25cm loose-bottomed tart case. Return to the fridge for 30 mins until well chilled.

    4. Heat oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4. Prick the base of the tart case with a fork, line with baking parchment and fill with baking beans or uncooked rice. Bake for 12 mins, then remove the baking beans and parchment and cook for 3 mins more.

    5. Meanwhile, put the flour, sugar and butter for the crumble in a bowl. Rub together with your fingertips until it resembles coarse breadcrumbs, then mix in the frosted walnuts.

    6. Spoon the mincemeat filling into the pastry case and cover with the crumble. Return to the oven for 30 mins until bubbling at the edges and the topping is golden and gooey. Serve warm or cool with custard or clotted cream.

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    13th Dec, 2017
    A portion of this tart is practically ONE THOUSAND calories! Why spend all that money on lovely ingredients only to be bashed over the head with a bag of sugar?
    alejandra venialgo
    10th Dec, 2016
    hola! creo que es muy dulce para ser de carne!! pero voy a probar sin ponerle azucar al relleno.. me encantan las comidas agridulces!!!
    9th Dec, 2019
    I have found it almost impossible to fold all the flour in! What have I done wrong?
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