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    Clementine and Mixed Nut Mille-Feuille

    This delicious dessert looks impressive but is simple to make. French for 'a thousand leaves', mille-feuille is made from layers of crisp flaky pastry filled with nuts, cream and alcohol-soaked clementines.

    • Preparation time: 15 minutes plus 30 minutes soaking time
    • Cooking time: 15 minutes
    • Total time: 1 hour 60 minutes

    Serves: 8


    • 4 Waitrose Clementines, peeled and segmented
    • 5tbsp orange flavoured liqueur e.g. Grand Marnier or Cointreau
    • 1 x 375g packet Saxby's fresh Ready Rolled Puff Pastry
    • 1 medium egg, beaten
    • 1/2 x 200g pack Waitrose Roasted Mixed Nut Kernels, roughly chopped
    • 1 x 284ml carton Waitrose Double Cream
    • 1tbsp caster sugar
    • Icing sugar to decorate
    • Sprig of mint to decorate


    1. Place the clementine segments in a bowl, pour the liqueur over the top and leave to soak for at least 30 minutes.
    2. Place the pastry on a baking sheet and brush with the egg, prick with a fork, then scatter half the nuts over the top. Bake in a preheated oven 220°C, gas mark 7 for 10 minutes until risen and golden and allow to cool. Cut into 3 equal strips.
    3. To assemble the mille-feuille, whip the double cream and sugar together until fairly stiff then fold in the remaining nuts. Place the bottom layer of pastry on a plate, cover with half the cream and half the clementines. Repeat using the remaining cream and clementines, finishing with a layer of pastry. Dust with icing sugar and decorate with a sprig of mint and serve in slices.

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    Cook's tips

    To prevent the pastry from becoming soft, assemble the mille-feuille no more than an hour before you wish to serve it.


    To make a Greek-style baklava, layer sheets of buttered filo pastry, with a mixture of ground mixed nuts, cinnamon, sugar and clementines. Bake in a preheated oven 180°C, gas mark 4 for approximately 40 minutes or until golden, then pour warm honey and clementine juice over the top and allow to cool before cutting into squares.


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