Sweet Potato, Tuna & Sweetcorn Tarts

3rd January 2018

Now that the children are back to school and many have returned to work, it’s time to think about ideas for lunch boxes.

After all the Christmas excess, something healthy but exciting should be the order of the day!

These Sweet Potato, Tuna & Sweetcorn Tarts from Jane Asher for Poundland are full of healthy goodies, but without being tasteless and boring.

As well as being a great idea for lunch, they’re also perfect for tea time and finger food at parties.

Very tasty and simple to make, these baby tarts contain the childhood favourites of tuna and sweetcorn and the sweet potato adds a little sweetness to make them very popular.

  • 1 medium size sweet potato (about 350g)
  • 1 500g packet ready-made shortcrust pastry
  • ½ can of creamed sweetcorn (about 200ml)
  • 1 x 160g tin tuna, drained
  • 1 medium egg
  • 50g grated cheddar cheese
  1. Pre-heat oven to 200°C (185°C fan-assisted, gas mark 5). Peel the sweet potato and chop into large pieces.
  2. In a small saucepan, cover the potato with water and bring to the boil, then allow it to simmer until soft.
  3. Meanwhile, on a work surface lightly dusted with flour, roll out the pastry. Cut rounds large enough to line the 12 holes in a bun tin and press them in, making two little cuts with a knife in the bottom of each.
  4. Mash the cooked sweet potato with a fork or potato masher, then mix it together with all the remaining ingredients. Using about half of the mixture, spoon about two teaspoonfuls into each little pastry case.
  5. Bake for 20-30 minutes until the pastry is golden and the tops are beginning to brown. Remove from the bun tin and cool on a rack. Repeat with remaining pastry and filling. Serve warm or cold.
  6. These freeze beautifully, and if you want to serve them hot later, then remove them from the oven after about 15 minutes or so. Freeze, then re-heat later for 10-15 minutes until piping hot and lightly browned.
Jane Asher Range

You can buy the Jane Asher Kitchen Range from Poundland in Garden Square. There are lots of baking essentials available from bowls and mini scales to tins, trays and silicone cake cases in Jane’s trademark pastel colours – mint, lilac, pale blue and pink.

“Initially, I designed the range for people who wanted to try baking for the first time but didn’t want to pay a fortune to get started and for those who felt products were just too expensive.” – Jane Asher

Head to Poundland in Garden Square to browse the Jane Asher range and start to put your cooking and baking skills to the test in 2018!