Mince Pie

2017-08-08
Mince Pie
  • Servings : 4
  • Prep Time : 45m
  • Cook Time : 15m
  • Ready In : 60m

Mince Pie

Mince pie is a sweet British pie stuffed with a mix of dry fruits, apples and brandy. A lovely recipe for your friends and family.

Ingredients

  • 350 gm flour
  • 225 gm butter
  • 100 gm caster sugar
  • Salt to taste
  • For mince meat:
  • 100 gm raisins
  • 100 gm currants
  • 50 gm moist sugar
  • 50 gm citron
  • 20 gm candied lemon peel
  • 20 gm candied orange peel
  • 5 gm nutmeg
  • 1 apple (chopped)
  • 30 ml lemon juice
  • 2 lemon rind
  • 100 ml brandy

Method

Step 1

Mix all the ingredients for mincemeat together and use it as mincemeat.

Step 2

To make the pastry, rub 225g cold, diced butter into 350g plain flour and mix in 100g golden caster sugar with a pinch of salt.

Step 3

Combine the pastry into a ball (don't add liquid) and knead it briefly.

Step 4

The dough will be fairly firm, you can use the dough immediately, or refrigerate it for later use.

Step 5

Preheat the oven to 180C as well as line patty tins.

Step 6

Add small sized balls of pastry into each hole and spoon mincemeat into the pies.

Step 7

Now take slightly smaller balls of pastry than before and pat them in between your hands to make round lids, big enough to cover the pies.

Step 8

Top the pies with their lids, pressing the edges gently together to seal, (The pies may now be frozen for up to 1 month).

Step 9

Brush the top of the pies with milk and bake for 20 minutes until golden.

Step 10

Leave it to cool in the tin for 5 minutes and remove it on a wire rack.

Step 11

To serve, lightly dust it with icing sugar.

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