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
100g caster sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons milk
140g ground almonds
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Method Prep:20min › Cook:15min › Ready in:35min
Preheat the oven to 200 C / Gas 6. Grease twelve 5cm tart tins.
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.
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.
Bake in preheated oven for 15 minutes, or till filling is set and tops are golden brown.