Festive walnut and cranberry tart

PUBLISHED: 08:19 05 December 2013 | UPDATED: 08:19 05 December 2013

Festive Walnut and Cranberry Tart.
Richard Hughes:Lavender House, Brundall

Picture: James Bass

Festive Walnut and Cranberry Tart. Richard Hughes:Lavender House, Brundall Picture: James Bass

Archant Norfolk Photographic © 2012

Preheat the oven to 200C/400F/Gas 6.

Grease a deep 18cm/7in loosebottomed fluted flan tin with butter

250g plain flour

125g unsalted butter

1tbsp icing sugar

1 whole medium egg

1tbsp iced water

200g shelled walnuts

50g dried cranberries

200g unsalted butter

150g caster sugar

100ml honey

3 large free-range eggs

Zest and juice of one unwaxed lemon

1 Start by making the pastry: Sift the flour and the icing sugar. Add the butter, rub in to make a coarse

breadcrumb consistency.

2 Add the beaten egg, and if required the iced water. Combine to make the pastry.

3 Roll out on a floured surface.

4 Pick up the pastry using the rolling pin, place on to the flan tin.

5 Carefully line the tin. Trim the edges.

6 Pinch to bring the pastry proud of the tin. Place in the freezer for 30 minutes.

7 Line with greaseproof and baking beans. Bake from frozen for 10 minutes at 200C/Gas 6. Remove the paper and bake for a further five minutes.

8 Lightly roast the walnuts for five minutes.

9 Put 150g of them through a food processor, add to the remaining 50g.

10 Mix in the sugar.

11 Add the honey.

12 Add the eggs.

13 Add the softened butter.

14 Add the juice and zest of the lemon.

15 Add the cranberries.

16 Spoon the mixture into the pastry tart. Bake in the pre-heated oven for 25 minutes. The centre should still be soft. Dust with icing sugar and decorate with cranberries and holly.

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