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Published: 5 Dec 2012      

40 minutes

If you love mince pies then here's a recipe you simply must have a go at. Simple to make and delicious to taste.

 

Ingredients:

250 grams                     Sultanas golden            

250 grams                     Glace Cherries cut in half           

250 grams                     Raisins            

100 grams                     Mixed Peel       

250 grams                     Dark Muscovado Sugar  

250 ml                          Amaretto Liqueur          

1 tsp                             Cinnamon ground          

1 tsp                             Nutmeg ground

1 tsp                             Mixed Spice     

1                                  Orange zest, finely grated          

1                                  Lemon zest, finely grated

 

Additional Ingredients:

450 grams                     Short crust pastry         

250 grams                     Puff Pastry       

1 grams                        Egg Yolk          

3 tbsp                           Demerara Sugar

 

How to make Mince Pies

  • In a large bowl put all the dry fruits and spices together and mix well
  • In a small saucepan heat up the amaretto, sugar and zests until the sugar has dissolved.
  • Pour over the dry ingredients and stir well. Spoon the mincemeat into a sterilised jar and leave to infuse for at least 48 hours before using.
  • Roll out the short crust pastry and line tartlet cases and chill for 40 minutes.
  • Fill them generously with the mincemeat.
  • Roll out the puff pastry, brush with the egg yolk and sprinkle with Demerara sugar and cut using a star cutter.
  • Place the stars on top of the mincemeat and place the mince pies on a baking tray and bake in preheated oven 180°C/ 160°C fan/ 350°F/ Mark 4 for 25-30 minutes or until the pastry is cooked, golden and the stars have puffed up.
  • Remove from the oven and leave to rest for 5 minutes
  • Serve warm with toasted flaked almond, crème fraiche and a drizzle of amaretto