Recipe courtesy of Maureen Poole

Tart of Spiced Fruit

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 1 hr 20 min
  • Prep: 20 min
  • Cook: 1 hr
  • Yield: 8 servings
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Pie dough

1/2 pound dried figs

1/4 pound raisins

1/2 pint red wine

1 pound cooking apples

1 pound pears

4 ounces caster sugar

1 tablespoon flaked almonds

1/2 teaspoon powdered cloves

1/2 teaspoon ground mace

1/2 teaspoon powdered cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon powdered ginger


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Simmer figs and raisins in the wine for 30 minutes. Peel, core and slice the apples and pears. Add them, together with the sugar, almonds, and spices to the figs and raisins and simmer until the apples and pears are soft. Line a dish with pie dough. Fill with the fruit mixture and bake for 1/2 hour or until pastry is cooked.