Maids of honour tarts

Maids of honour tarts


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About this recipe: Delectable, traditional tarts with a simple almond and raspberry jam filling. The lore behind the origin of Maids of honour tarts varies, as do the recipes themselves, but one thing is for certain - Henry VIII adored them!


Makes: 12 maids of honour tarts

  • 250g shortcrust pastry
  • 85g raspberry jam
  • 1 egg
  • 100g caster sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 140g ground almonds

Prep:20min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:35min 

  1. Preheat the oven to 200 C / Gas 6. Grease twelve 5cm tart tins.
  2. Roll out pastry. Stamp out twelve circles a little larger than the tins, about 7cm in diameter. Pat pastry circles into greased tart tins. Spread 1 teaspoon of jam into bottom of each pastry case.
  3. Beat together egg, sugar and salt until light in colour. Mix in milk and almonds. Spoon an equal amount of filling into each pastry case.
  4. Bake in preheated oven for 15 minutes, or till filling is set and tops are golden brown.

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This didn't work for me. I think there may have been an error in the writing of it. My bakes don't normally go this wrong. Completly unedable. - 13 Feb 2014

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