Maids of Honour - Old English Tudor Cheesecakes

Recipe by French Tart
READY IN: 30mins




  • Pre-heat oven to 220C/450F/gas7 and lightly grease a 12 hole bun or muffin tin.
  • Roll out the pastry and stamp out 12 fluted rounds - try to make sure that they are at least 1/4" bigger than needed, as the puff pastry shrinks during baking.
  • Line the bun tray with the pastry rounds and chill them whilst making the filling.
  • Place the curd cheese or cottage cheese into a large mixing bowl and add the beaten eggs, cream, sugar, orange flower water or rose water and almonds.
  • Mix well and then add the mixed dried fruit, mixing again well.
  • Spoon the filling into the pastry cases and bake the tarts for 15-20 minutes or until well-risen, golden brown & firm to the touch.
  • Allow them to cool a little and then carefully remove them and place them on a wire rack to cool completely.
  • Arrange them on an attractive cake platter and sprinkle with icing sugar to serve.