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Christmas tart

Serves 8

  • 1 sweet pastry case in a 9.5″ x 1″ tart tin
  • 454g Matthew Walker’s “The Pudding”
  • 100g caster sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 100ml double cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Icing sugar, for dusting

Preheat your oven to 175°C/350°F.

Remove The Pudding from it’s packaging and place it in a bowl. Use two forks to carefully break the pudding apart. Spoon the pudding mixture into the pasty case and spread it out evenly. Use your fingers or the back of a spoon to firmly press it down into the pastry, until it’s around 1cm thickness.

To make the custard pour the sugar into a large mixing bowl and add the eggs and yolk. Whisk it just enough to blend the eggs, before stirring in the cream and vanilla essence. Pour the mixture into a jug.

Partly pull out your oven rack and place the tart tin on it. Pour the custard into the case covering the pudding mix and carefully slide the rack back into the oven, making sure it’s as level as possible.

Bake until it’s just about set, which should take around 20-25 minutes. The centre should have a little wobble when you remove it from the oven.

Let the tart cool slightly before removing from the tin. Dust with icing sugar and serve with ice cream or a little more double cream. You could even make some brandy butter. Yum!

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    Gabby

    8 months ago

    Up bright and early to see how the “tart” came out, bravo and good luck. We tend to feel that Christmas Pudding is too heavy at the end of a traditional Christmas dinner; I think your recipe lightens the load but hits the spot. Please bring one over with you and we will all share your experience. Forget the Rum Butter it’s perfect on its own.

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    James

    8 months ago

    This looks like a fantastic way to use up a Christmas Pudding! Nice work.

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