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If you don’t like mincemeat or dried fruit, you can use well-drained cherries or other Christmassy fruits from a jar.

Christmas tart recipe


  • 4 tbsp ground almonds
  • 1 sweet tart case
  • 125g white marzipan
  • 200g mixed dried fruit soaked in 2 tbsp of brandy or rum, or use a jar of mincemeat
  • 25g flaked almonds
  • flavoured cream or brandy butter, to serve


  • STEP 1

    Sprinkle 2 tbsp of ground almonds over the base of the sweet tart case. Grate in 75g of white marzipan. Spoon over the mixed dried fruit or mincemeat. Sprinkle on 2 more tbsp of ground almonds and grate over another 50g of marzipan. Sprinkle over 25g of flaked almonds.

  • STEP 2

    Bake at 180C/160C fan/gas 4 for 20-30 mins or until the almonds are browned and the fruit is plump – be careful not to burn the fruit. Serve with flavoured cream or brandy butter.


Lulu GrimesManaging editor

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