Best Mince Pies

    Best Mince Pies


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    About this recipe: A traditional Christmas treat, this mince pie recipe is made easy with the use of best-quality shop-bought filling.

    Serves: 8 

    • 500g shop-bought mincemeat
    • 175g chopped walnuts
    • 2 apples - peeled, cored and chopped
    • 100g dark brown soft sugar
    • 4 tablespoons dark rum
    • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
    • 1 recipe pastry

    Prep:30min  ›  Cook:40min  ›  Extra time:7hr50min  ›  Ready in:9hr 

    1. Combine mincemeat, walnuts, apples, brown sugar, lemon juice and rum in a bowl. Mix well. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
    2. Preheat oven to 220 C / Gas mark 7.
    3. Take filling out of refrigerator and let come to room temperature. Prepare pastry and cut out circles to line a patty tin. Stir filling well and pour into base. Top with pastry and make slits or make a star-shaped top. Crimp edges.
    4. Bake in preheated oven on low shelf for 40 minutes or until golden brown.


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