Mince Pie Recipe
|Author: Kate Towerzey||Published: 6th December 2017 15:44|
Mince Pie Recipe
Why not try our delicious recipe - nothing else like warm homemade mince pies on a cold day filling your home with the wonderful smell of Christmas.
Ingredients for pastry:
400g plain flour
200g butter cubed
200g caster sugar
6 medium egg yolks
5 tsp cold water
Ingredient for Mincemeat:
1 small cooking apple
Quarter tsp of mixed spices
115g brown sugar
Grated rind of 1 large lemon and the juice
1 tbsp rum or brandy
You can also add 50g of chopped almonds if you wish
Method for Pastry:
- Sieve the flour into a large bowl.
- In a separate bowl mix the egg yolks, sugar and butter together.
- Make a well in the centre of the flour, pour in the butter, sugar and egg mixture.
- Time to get your hands messy! Using your fingers rub the mixture and flour together until it has bound together.
- Kneed the pastry until smooth and place in the fridge while you make the mincemeat mixture.
Method for Mincemeat filling:
- Grate the apple, including skin, into a large mixing bowl. Add the sultanas, raisins, mixed spices, brown sugar, rum, lemon rind and lemon juice.
- Stir well ensuring that all of the ingredients are mixed together.
Method for Making the Mince Pies:
- Pre Heat the oven to 200c
- Take the pastry out of the fridge and divide in half.
- Role the one half out thinly and using a circular pasty cutter cut out 20 circles.
- Place the circles of pastry into a tartlet tin.
- Spoon the mincemeat mixture into each pastry case.
- Roll out the remaining pastry and cut into circles. These circles will be the tops of the mince pies.
- Dampen the pastry edges and push down to form a seal.
- Make a snip in the top of the pies to allow steam to escape.
- Bake for twenty minutes then leave to cool on a rack.
- Sprinkle with some icing sugar and serve with ice cream, clotted cream or custard.
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