Pâte de fruits

  • Petit four
  • 4
  • 60 minutes
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A pâte de fruits is a type of traditional French confectionery made of a set fruit paste. The flavour of the fruit is concentrated, similar to making a jam, with sugar and pectin, before setting and dusting with sugar. Often made with orchard fruits such as quinces, apples, apricots or plums, Frances Atkins' opts for vibrant raspberries for a delicious sweet or petit four.

First published in 2015
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  • 500g of raspberries
  • 500g of caster sugar, plus extra for sprinkling
  • 30g of pectin


  • Blender
  • Thermometer
  • 20cm square tin


Purée the raspberries, add with the sugar and pectin to a pan and heat until the mixture reaches 110ºC - it should be thick by this point
Pour into a 20cm square tray lined with silicone paper to set, then cut into squares and sprinkle with sugar
First published in 2015

The unique beauty of the rolling Yorkshire Dales has long framed Frances Atkins’ creative cooking, offering a stunning backdrop to her creative, spirited and beautifully executed food.

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