Fresh fruit tartlets

Yield: 4 servings

Measure Ingredient
4 ounces Shortcrust pastry
2 ounces Dark chocolate, melted
4 ounces Cream cheese, at room
\N \N Temperature
1 tablespoon Double cream
½ ounce Caster sugar
\N \N Vanilla essence
\N \N Fresh fruit (strawberries,
\N \N Raspberries, sliced peaches,
\N \N Etc )
\N \N Apricot jam or red currant
\N \N Jelly, melted and sieved, to
\N \N Glaze

Line tartlet tins with the pastry (use boat-shaped tins if you have them). Bake blind in a preheated oven at 375 degrees for 10 minutes.

When cold, brush the inside of the tartlet cases with the melted chocolate and leave to harden.

Mix together the cream cheese and double cream until very smooth, then add the sugar and vanilla essence. Fill the tartlet cases with the cream mixture and place fruit on top. Brush with apricot or red currant glaze, depending on the fruit used, and leave to set.


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