Mini crostate di frutta

Mini crostate di frutta

By
From
Little Italy
Makes
24
Photographer
Jacqui Melville

Tiny versions of a classic Italian dessert spiked with a little limoncello and a selection of delicious fruit. Get involved!

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
250ml whole milk
1 lemon, zest pared
1 vanilla pod, seeds scraped out
5 egg yolks
5 tablespoons caster sugar
3 1/2 tablespoons cornflour
3 1/2 tablespoons limoncello
100ml double cream, softly whipped
24 mini sweet shortcrust tartlet cases
600g assorted mixed fruit, such as strawberries, peaches, raspberries, blueberries, apricots, kiwi fruit, blackberries or grapes
3 tablespoons apricot jam
or 3 tablespoons apple jam

Method

  1. Heat up the milk, lemon zest and vanilla seeds until the mixture just begins to boil, then remove from the heat. Separately beat the egg yolks and sugar until pale and fluffy. Stir in the cornflour and one-third of the hot milk, whisking constantly. Whisk in the remaining milk, then return to the pan. Cook over a low heat, stirring constantly with the whisk, for 8–10 minutes. Once the mixture begins to thicken, remove from the heat. Add the limoncello, cover with plastic wrap and leave to cool completely.
  2. Once cooled, fold in the whipped cream and spoon the mixture into a piping bag. Snip the end off and pipe a small amount into each tartlet case.
  3. Slice all the fruits so the pieces are small enough to fit into the tartlet cases. Top each tart with the assorted fruit.
  4. Heat up the jam with 3 tablespoons of water until the jam dissolves. Strain the mixture into a separate small bowl and brush a little of this glaze over the fruit on each tartlet, for a beautiful shine.
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