Get exotic with these mini tartlets! A creamy filling is flavoured with sweet and tangy tropical fruits and encased in a crunchy pastry base to make this perfect summer dessert. For added convenience, the pastry bases can be made ahead of time.

Ingredients

Pastry 

  • 200g plain white flour
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 100g butter
  • 2 tbsp Icing Sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 to 3 tbsp cold water

Filling

  • 2 ripe mangoes, pureed
  • 3 passion fruit, juice only (sieve pulp)
  • 100g Caster Sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ lemon, zest only
  • 200ml cream

To decorate

  • 2 passion fruit, pulp
  • Sweet geranium leaves or mint leaves

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 190°C /170°C /gas 5.
  2. Sieve the flour and salt into a bowl.
  3. Rub the butter into the flour until it resembles fine breadcrumbs. 
  4. Mix in the Icing Sugar. Add the egg yolk and a little water to the flour mixture.  Bind together, adding a more water if needed. If the dough is too sticky then add a little flour. 
  5. Shape the dough into a ball, flatten slightly and wrap in cling film.  Leave in the fridge to rest for at least 1 hour.
  6. Brush the tartlet tins or tray with melted butter and dust with flour. Shake the excess out.
  7. Flour a clean surface and roll out pastry until 3-5mm thick.
  8. Use a cutter to shape and then line the tartlet tray with pastry into the base and up the sides.
  9. Line each tartlet case with parchment paper and fill with some baking beans.
  10. Bake for 8 - 10 minutes.
  11. Remove the baking beans and lining.
  12. Brush with egg wash and return to oven for a further 3 to 4 minutes.
  13. Combine the mango puree and passion fruit together and whisk in the Caster Sugar together with the eggs over a bain marie until light and fluffy.
  14. Stir in the lemon zest. Leave to cool.
  15. Whip the cream and fold it into the mango puree and passion fruit mixture. Leave in the fridge for about 20 minutes to firm up.
  16. Spoon the mix into the cold tartlet cases.
  17. To decorate, place about ½ tsp of passion fruit onto each tartlet and a sweet geranium or mint leaf on each. 

Recipe courtesy of Siúcra.