Star of Valencia Tarts: Christmas Baking Ideas

Star of Valencia Tarts: Christmas Baking Ideas

Star of Valencia Tarts: Christmas Baking Ideas. Hello friends. So do you fancy trying these Star of Valencia Tarts?

These individual sweet pastry tarts (shop bought for ease) are filled with a mixture of ground almonds, orange zest and juice, egg yolks and sugar – with sliced Persimon® arranged in a star shape.

How To Make Star of Valencia Tarts:

Serve them sprinkled with icing sugar. Yum!

Preparation: 20 minutes
Cooking: 25 minutes

Serves: 6

You Will Need:

6 individual sweet pastry tart cases 

3 egg yolks 

100g ground almonds 

Finely grated zest and juice of 1 orange

 40g caster sugar 

2 Spanish Persimon®, trimmed and sliced 

Icing sugar, for sprinkling

How To Make Star of Valencia Tarts:

1.) Firstly, preheat the oven to 180°C, Fan Oven 160°C, Gas Mark 4. Put the pastry cases onto a baking sheet.

2.) Beat the egg yolks together, then stir in the ground almonds, orange zest, orange juice and sugar. Share this mixture between the tarts and spread it out evenly.

3.) Arrange the Persimon® on the tarts to look like star shapes. Sprinkle with icing sugar, then bake for 20-25 minutes until the filling has set. Cool for about 10 minutes. Serve, sprinkled with extra icing sugar.

Cook’s tip: Serve with whipped cream, crème fraiche or thick Greek yogurt for a delicious finishing touch

Star of Valencia Tarts: Christmas Baking Ideas

Recipe c/o Spanish Persimon

So what do you think of this Star of Valencia Tarts recipe? Do you also fancy trying it? Because I know I do.

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You might also like this post:

13 Spanish Persimon Recipes:

As Spanish Persimons are in season and all ready to buy at all major supermarkets, I thought now would be a good time to share 13 different Spanish Persimon Recipes.

In season and available from mid-October until January. Spanish persimon® are a delicious fruit with a delicate flavour similar to a peach or a mango.

13 Spanish Persimon Recipes. So many ideas, these recipes will keep you going for weeks.

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  1. Margarett Murphy
    26th November 2016 / 2:43 pm

    Beautiful pictures. They look like a work of art.

  2. Geraldine T Cruz
    27th November 2016 / 1:01 pm

    These look so good I want to try them!

  3. xcardiffbirdx
    27th November 2016 / 1:19 pm

    These sound and look gorgeous! Actually quite Christmassy too! X

  4. Bryony Sayburn
    27th November 2016 / 4:11 pm

    Great recipe – simple yet stylish tarts. I'm definitely going to give it a try.

  5. Margaret Gallagher
    27th November 2016 / 5:24 pm

    Look delightful

  6. Debs Henderson
    28th November 2016 / 11:06 am


  7. Roger Bufton
    28th November 2016 / 1:24 pm


  8. Carol Day
    30th November 2016 / 4:26 pm

    They look stunning , and I bet soooo delicious!

  9. Anonymous
    30th November 2016 / 8:43 pm

    They look too good to eat BUT go on then you've forced me! ��

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