RECIPES

Christmas pudding tart

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Christmas pudding gets a French makeover - it's mixed with pastry cream to fill a tart case, then topped with almond-flavoured crumble.

Equipment and preparation: you will need 4 x 12cm/4½in loose-bottomed tart tins.

Ingredients

For the sweet pastry

For the pastry cream

For the crumble topping

For the crystallised almonds and pine nuts

For the cranberry sauce purée

For the mascarpone and Amaretto cream

For the Chistmas pudding filling