Mandarin Orange Tarts
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Serves: 16
 
Small tarts made of sweet pastry crust are filled with a tangy orange custard. A beautiful one-bite treat, they are topped with a mandarin orange slice.
Ingredients
Sweet Tart Pastry
  • 110g Plain flour
  • 55g Cold butter, cut to cubes
  • 20g Icing sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 tbsp Ice water
Filling
  • 3 Eggs (60-65g each)
  • 100g Caster sugar
  • 100ml Fresh orange juice
  • zest of 1 orange
  • ½ tbsp Green lime juice
  • 2 cans mandarin oranges, drained and blotted to remove excess liquid
Instructions
Pastry Crust
  1. Sift flour and icing sugar into a bowl. Add cold butter and rub with your finger tips till mixture becomes sandy.
  2. Add in ice water and knead mixture to form dough. Add a little more ice water if the dough is too dry.
  3. Shape it into ball and wrap it with foil then store in freezer for about 10 minutes.
  4. Press a small piece of dough (about 12g) into tart tin. Trim the edges with a sharp knife. Prick the pastry at the bottom of the case with a small fork.
  5. Bake at preheated oven at 180C for 20 minutes till pale yellow. Remove and set aside.
Filling
  1. Mix all the fillings ingredient in a measuring cup, stir gently till sugar dissolved and strain through a sieve.
  2. Pour fillings into baked tarts till 90% full and bake at 180C for 15-20 minutes and leave to cool on wire rack.
  3. Top with some mandarin oranges and dust with icing sugar/snow powder or brush with some apricot gel.
Recipe by Honest Cooking at http://honestcooking.com/mandarin-orange-tarts/