Christmas Tarts

Christmas Tarts

Dessert 

  • 12

    serves

  • Very easy

    Difficulty

  • Prep time

  • Cook time

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup cold butter, cut into 8 pieces
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2-3 Tbsp cold water
  • 1 1/3 cups mince meat pie filling
  • 2 tsp sugar

Preparation

1. Preheat the oven to 375°F.

2. Place butter, flour and powdered sugar in the bowl fitted with the kneading/ crushing blade. Mix at speed 8 for 1 minute or until mixture resembles breadcrumbs. Add egg yolk and 2 Tbsp. water through the opening on the lid. Scrape down the sides of the bowl and mix at speed 8 for 1 minute or until mixture comes together. If necessary, add another 1 Tbsp. water.

3. On a lightly floured surface, knead pastry until smooth. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

4. On a lightly floured surface, roll out half of dough until 1⁄8-inch thick. Using a 3-inch round cutter, make 12 circles. Place in a tart pan and form to sides. Roll out second half of dough. Use a 2 1/2-inch star cutter to make 12 stars.

5. Place teaspoons of mince meat filling into tarts. Top each tart with a star cutout. Press lightly to seal. Sprinkle with sugar. Bake tarts for 22-25 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool for 5 minutes; remove from the pan and continue cooling on a wire rack.