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Mini Gooseberry Tarts Recipe

The Gooseberry bush in the garden is now bare and the lovely hairy green berries have been sitting in a bowl in the kitchen, waiting my attention. Here is my wonderfully simple recipe for rustic looking Mini Gooseberry Tarts. 
Gooseberry Tarts Recipe

Mini Gooseberry Tarts Recipe

8oz Plain Flour
4oz Butter
Tablespoon caster sugar

Gooseberries one punnet washed and trimmed
Caster Sugar for sweetening

Cut the butter into cubes, rub the butter and flour together between your fingers, until you have a light crumbly mixture. 
Mix in  a tablespoon of sugar. 
Use cold water to bring the mixture together, to create a firm dough.

Leave to chill in the fridge for 30 minutes.

Mini Gooseberry Tarts Recipe
Roll out the pastry and cut out your cases using a pastry cutter size 9.8cms, press the pastry gently into  the bun tray (I used a deep bun tray). Fill the pastry cases with gooseberries, you should get around 6-7 in each . 
Add a good sprinkle of sugar over the gooseberries. Gently fold the edge of the pastry inwards and gentle brush a little egg wash on the pastry then sprinkle over a little sugar.

Bake in a preheated oven 190 degrees for approximately 20 minutes.

Remove from oven and allow to cool on a wire rack.
Lovely Mini Gooseberries Tarts
I am entering this recipe into Ren Behan at Fabulicious Food Simple and In Season blogging challenge. This month the lovely Fleur at Homemade by Fleur is hosting. 

I am also entering these into Tea Time Treats hosted by Jane from the Hedgecombers and Karen Lavender and Lovage. This months challenge featuring Open Top Tarts, Pies and Quiches

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  1. Love the little mini tarts. Gooseberries are lovely, I love that sweet/sharp combo.

  2. My mum used to have a gooseberry bush but I've not baked with any myself. It's something I really must do. Your tarts looks lovely with the whole fruit on top. Looks very effective. Thank you for entering Simple and in Season.

    1. Thanks Fleur, I love taking part in the Simple and in Season Challenge

  3. Gooseberries or goosegogs as my mum calls them are something I never see around any more. Your tarts are super appealing!

  4. I am going to share this with my mum-in-law. She loves sweet-tart treats! Thanks!

    1. Yes do share they really are super quick and easy to make.

  5. Those tarts look fab, i may have to use less gooseberries in my jam making so i can have a go at them.

    1. Thanks so much. Thats just what I did, some for jam and some for the tarts ;)

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  7. Beautiful tarts! Thank you so much for finding the time to enter them in this months Tea Time Treats!
    Janie x

  8. Those look nice, I wish I had seen this when I picked my gooseberries at the weekend. I made cordial instead


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