alternative eccles tarts fillings?

Discussion in 'Pastries & Baking' started by Tyler520, Oct 16, 2018.

  1. Tyler520

    Tyler520

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    wanted to pick peoples' brains about ideas for alternative eccles tarts fillings, other than sultanas currants or raisins. this would probably also warrant rethinking the spice mixture as well, depending on the filling?

    leaning toward dried cherries for my first attempt, but open to any other dried fruit ideas
     
  2. jcakes

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    apricots, golden raisins, even dates might be a nice change
     
  3. Tyler520

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    i like the idea of apricots or dates.

    any suggestions on spicing either of those? or do you think the traditional spices would still work well?

    i have a deep aversion to raisins, hence the reason for the post
     
  4. jcakes

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    I can't stand regular dark raisins but I like golden raisins! If you are using cinnamon, and cloves they will work well with dates, apricots and the golden raisins if you use them. You might even want to use dried cranberries (craisins) and blueberries but I would use cinnamon and mace with those last two. I like mace (and nutmeg) with blueberries - it's a little bit softer spice-wise.