Berry and almond tart

Berry and almond tart

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How to Cook Pastry
Serves
4-6
Photographer
Peter Cassidy

If you are lucky enough to be able to find a more unusual mixture of berries, such as mulberries, loganberries and golden raspberries, try mixing them up, as the differences in colour and size as well as flavour make this delicious tart even more distinctive. You will need a 24cm loose-based flan tin (or ring).

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
1 quantity Pâte frollée
extra flour, to dust

For the filling

Quantity Ingredient
1-2 tablespoons rum, to taste
1 quantity Crème pâtissière
caster sugar, to taste (optional)
350g raspberries
350g blackberries
1 quantity Apricot glaze, using redcurrant variation, to glaze

Method

  1. Roll out the chilled pastry on a lightly floured surface, or between 2 sheets of cling film, to a 3mm thickness, and use to line the loose-based flan tin or flan ring set on a baking sheet. As almond pastry is tricky to roll, you may need to patch the pastry together in the tin. Cover with cling film and chill in the fridge for 20–30 minutes or until completely firm to the touch. Meanwhile, heat the oven to 190°C.
  2. Blind bake the pastry case for 15–20 minutes, then remove the paper and beans and bake for a further 5 minutes, or until the pastry looks dry and feels sandy to the touch. Remove from the oven and allow to cool.
  3. For the filling, beat 1 tbsp rum into the crème pâtissière. Taste and add more rum or a little sugar, if desired.
  4. Carefully remove the pastry case from the tin and place on a serving plate. Pile in the crème pâtissière and level it out using a palette knife.
  5. Pile the berries generously on top of the crème pâtissière, in a higgledy piggledy manner. Dab the redcurrant glaze evenly over the fruit using a pastry brush, making sure all the berries are covered.
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