Mini Nectarine and Blueberry Tarts

This is a very quick but impressive dessert with two tarts counting as one of your five-a-day

Mini nectarine and blueberry tartsMini nectarine and blueberry tarts
Preparation Time

15 minutes

Cooking Time

6-8 minutes

Serves 12

Ingredients

  • 25g (1oz) butter, melted
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 4 sheets of filo pastry, defrosted if frozen, each 30 x 18cm (12 x 7 inches) or 65g (2½oz) total weight
  • 2 tablespoons low-sugar red berry jam
  • Juice of ½ orange
  • 4 ripe nectarines, halved, stoned and sliced
  • 150g (5oz) blueberries
  • Icing sugar, for dusting
  • Fromage frais or yogurt ice cream, to serve

Method

  • Heat the butter and oil in a small saucepan until the butter has melted.
  • Unroll the pastry and separate into sheets. Brush lightly with the butter mixture, then cut into 24 pieces, each 10 x 8cm (4 x 3½ inches).
  • Arrange a piece in each of the sections of a deep 12-hole muffin tin then add a second piece at a slight angle to the first pieces to give a pretty jagged edge to each pastry case.
  • Bake in a preheated oven, 180ºC (350ºF, Gas Mark 4), for 6-8 minutes until golden. Meanwhile, warm the jam and orange juice in a saucepan then add the nectarines and blueberries and warm through.
  • Carefully lift the tart cases out of the muffin tin and transfer to a serving dish. Fill with the warm fruits and dust with sifted icing sugar. Serve with spoonfuls of fromage frais or yogurt ice cream.

Nutritional Values

Kcals 75 (310 Kj)

Fat 4g

Protein 1g

Carbohydrate 9g

Nutritional Tip

Two tarts count as a portion of fruit, with the berries providing valuable flavonoids. Boost your calcium intake by serving with fromage frais or yogurt ice cream.

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