Stone fruit almond tarts

Stone fruit almond tarts

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Something for Everyone
Serves
8
Photographer
Ben Dearnley

Despite looking rather impressive, these lovely individual tarts couldn’t be simpler to prepare. I even let my four-year-old son help me if I’m feeling patient. You can use whichever stone fruits you have on hand.

The apricot glaze is not essential, but it does give a lovely shiny finish (see note).

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
2 sheets frozen puff pastry, just thawed
2 tablespoons ground almonds
1-2 nectarines, stones removed and flesh sliced
2 plums, stones removed and flesh sliced
2 apricots, stones removed and flesh sliced
100g fresh raspberries
redcurrants, to serve (optional)
maple syrup, to serve

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 190ºC. Line a baking tray with baking paper. Cut out eight pastry circles – each with a 12 cm diameter. Place on the prepared tray.
  2. Sprinkle 1 teaspoon of ground almonds over each pastry base, leaving a 5 mm border around the edges. Arrange the sliced stone fruit in overlapping circles over the ground almonds. Top with the raspberries. (Prepare some fruit for your baby at the same time – put some additional diced stone fruit and raspberries in a small baking dish.) Bake the tarts (and baby’s fruit) for 12–15 minutes, or until the pastry is golden and the fruit is tender.
  3. To serve, place the warm tarts on serving plates. Top some of the tarts with redcurrants (if using) and drizzle over some maple syrup.

Tip

  • If you’d like your pastry edges to have a shiny glaze, melt 1 tablespoon apricot jam in the microwave until it is a syrupy consistency and brush the edges as soon as the tarts come out of the oven.

Baby’s serve

  • Prepare the baked fruit as per baby’s serve in the recipe. For a younger baby, purée the baked fruit until smooth, adding as much liquid (water or your baby’s milk) as needed to achieve the desired consistency. If it is a little tart, you can mix it with a sweeter purée such as apple or some whole-egg custard. For an older baby, keep the purée more textured or simply serve as is, cut up as needed.

Toddler’s serve

  • Prepare as per baby’s serve in the recipe or serve as is, cut up as needed.
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