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3-ingredient marzipan mincemeat tart

For a super simple festive dessert, try this easy 3-ingredient marzipan mincemeat tart recipe. With buttery puff pastry, juicy mincemeat and golden marzipan, for a quick Christmas bake. Head to the bottom of the page for a shopping list.

  1. Prep the pastry

    Preheat the oven to gas 6, 200°C, fan 180°C. Unroll the puff pastry sheet onto a large baking tray lined with baking paper. Using a sharp knife, score a border of 2cm around the outer edge, cutting through half the depth of the pastry. Use a fork to prick all over the centre of the pastry. Transfer to the oven to bake for 10 mins until puffed and a light golden brown.

    Prep the pastry
  2. Spread with mincemeat

    Press down the centre of the pastry with the back of a spoon and spread the mincemeat up to the border.

    Spread with mincemeat
  3. Stamp out the marzipan

    Roll out the marzipan to 5mm thick, then using a star cutter, or a range of sizes if you have them, stamp out marzipan stars.

    Stamp out the marzipan
  4. Bake

    Arrange the stars over the mincemeat, then transfer to the oven and bake for 15-18 mins until the pastry is golden and puffed and the marzipan stars have started to caramelise. Store in an airtight container for up to one week.

  5. Shopping list

    We've prepared a simple shopping list so you can easily get all you need to make this festive tart. Be sure to note down the ingredients or take a screenshot before heading to the shops.

    375g sheet ready-rolled puff pastry
    411g jar mincemeat
    100g golden marzipan

    Serves 8

    Each serving contains

    • Energy

    • Fat

      15g 22%
    • Saturates

      8g 38%
    • Sugars

      37g 42%
    • Salt

      0.3g 6%

    of the reference intake
    Carbohydrate 62.1g Protein 4.3g Fibre 2.4g