Mince pies (1)

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Mince pies (1)
Mince pies (1)
Homemade mincemeat, containing, apples, beef, sugar, raisins, suet, molasses, vinegar and spices
Servings:Serves 12 - Makes 24 mince pies
Calories per serving:361
Ready in:35 minutes
Prep. time:15 minutes
Cook time:20 minutes
Difficulty:Average difficulty
Recipe author:Chef
First published:20th January 2013

This is a slight variation in that it uses puff pastry instead of shortcrust which I think makes them slightly lighter.

It's also cockney rhyming slang and tasty dessert - can you think of any others?


Ingredients

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Mise en place

  • Preheat the oven to 200° C (400° F - Gas 6 - Moderately hot)

Method

  1. Beat the egg and add a tiny pinch of salt
  2. Using a pastry cutter, stamp out 24 x 7.5 cm (3") circles of puff pastry for the bases
  3. Push the circles into 2 molded baking trays
  4. Fill each base with 2 teaspoons of mincemeat and brush the edges with a little milk
  5. Using a pastry cutter, stamp out 24 x 6 cm (2.5") circles of pastry for the lids
  6. Put the lids on the bases and ensure they are sealed
  7. Brush the egg mixture over the tops of the pies and sprinkle with a little caster sugar
  8. Bake for 20 minutes and allow to cool on a raised grid to prevent them sweating

Serving suggestions

Serve hot with custard

See also

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