Mince Pies - Chef Sense Recipes

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  • Recipe difficulty: Easy
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  • Recipe course: Desserts

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Ingredients

For the pastry:

  • 200g unsalted butter, at room temperature 
  • 100g icing sugar 
  • 1 large egg yolk 
  • 2.5 cups of flour, plus extra for dusting 

For the mince mixture:

  • 2 cups mixed dried fruit 
  • 1 granny smith apple, peeled, cored and diced 
  • 0.5 cup of slivered almonds, roughly chopped 
  • 1 cup brown sugar 
  • 50g butter 
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon 
  • 1 tsp mixed spice 
  • Pinch of ground nutmeg 
  • 0.5 cup orange juice 
  • 0.5 cup brandy 
  • zest of 1 lemon 

To serve: 

  • Icing sugar, to dust

1. To make the mince mixture, add all the ingredients into a medium pot and bring to the boil.

2. Leave to cool to room temperature.

3. Heat the oven to 180C, fan forced.

4. To make the pastry, cream the butter and sugar with the paddle attachment, on high speed.

5. With the motor running, add the egg yolk and mix till incorporated.

6. Lower the speed to 1, and add the flour.

7. Mix till dough just starts to clump, but don't over work it.

8. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured bench, and gently work with your hands to form a ball.

9. Roll the dough out to 5mm thick, and cut into circles 8.5cm in diameter.

9. Roll the dough out to 5mm thick, and cut into circles 8.5cm in diameter.

10. Line a muffin pan with the pastry discs, and fill with mince mixture.

11. Use a 5cm diameter star cutter to cut stars out of the remaining pastry and place on the mincepies to finish.

12. Bake for 20min or until lightly golden around the edges

13. Leave to cool completely and dust with icing sugar to finish.

Note - If the pastry is too soft to work with, you can place the rolled sheet onto a tray and into thefreezer for 5 min to firm up slightly.

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