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Snowy Mountain & Christmas Tree Tarts Recipe By Waitrose & Partners

Christmas tarts cut into triangles
When it comes to the Christmas season there’s nothing better than some delicious and festive treats for the whole family to enjoy and this Snowy mountain & Christmas tree tarts recipe by Waitrose & Partners is perfect for the big day! 
Just stick on some Christmas songs, pop a Christmas hat and you’ll be in the festive spirit and ready to bake these delicious treats in no time!

Waitrose & Partners Snowy mountain & Christmas tree tarts recipe

 

Preparation time: 20 minutes, plus pastry tempering

Cooking time:15 minutes

Total time: 35 minutes, plus pastry tempering

Makes: 18

Ingredients

320g Jus-Rol Ready Rolled Shortcrust Pastry Sheet, ideally removed from the fridge 45 minutes before use
1 British Blacktail Free Range Egg, beaten, for brushing
About 270g Waitrose & Partners Christmas Mincemeat
Handful flaked almonds
75g icing sugar, sifted, plus extra for dusting
2 tsp lemon juice
1 pack Waitrose & Partners Christmas Edible Gold Stars

Method

1. Unroll the pastry from left to right. Keeping it on its paper, cut in half lengthways. Starting from one top corner, cut 9 triangles per piece, each measuring 7cm across the top or bottom, and 12cm at the sides (you should have a little pastry left over). Score a border 3mm in from each edge. Brush all edges with egg; chill briefly while you preheat the oven to 200˚C, gas mark 6.

2. Discard the paper and transfer the triangles to 2 baking trays lined with baking parchment. Spoon 1heaped tsp mincemeat into the middle of each triangle, nudging the mincemeat slightly towards the borders. Scatter half of the triangles with the almonds (to make 9 almond trees) and bake all 18 for 10-12 minutes until crisp and golden. Set aside on a wire rack to cool completely.

3. Mix 75g icing sugar with the lemon juice until smooth. Drizzle or pipe over the almond-free tarts to create 9 snowy trees and mountains. Scatter gold stars over all the tarts and leave to set; dust with icing sugar before serving. The tarts will keep in an airtight container for a few days.

Cook’s tip

Mix and match the decorations as much as you like, and serve the tarts warm if you can’t wait to tuck in!

Recipe and image by Waitrose & Partners https://www.waitrose.com/home/recipes/recipe_directory/s/snowy-mountain-christmastreetarts.html. Thousands of other recipes can also be found at www.waitrose.com/recipes