Mince Pies

by

Drop

POSTED Wed, October 8, 2014

Serves

24

Total Time

105 MINS

Calories

473

Crumbly, brandied fruit pies are a Christmas favorite in Ireland and the UK. Make the filling 24 hours or more in advance to allow the flavors to infuse. Leftover filling will keep for several months.

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    INGREDIENTS


  • Dried apricots icon
    Dried apricots

    250 g (about 15 ⅔)chopped

  • Raisins icon
    Raisins

    250 g (about 1 ½ cups)

  • Dried figs icon
    Dried figs

    250 g (about 8 ⅓)chopped

  • Apple icon
    Apple

    250 g (about 1 ⅔)chopped

  • Suet icon
    Suet

    250 g (about 1 cups)shredded

  • Blanched almonds icon
    Blanched almonds

    50 g (about ¼ cup)

  • Demerara sugar icon
    Demerara sugar

    175 g (about 1 cup)

  • Dark brown sugar icon
    Dark brown sugar

    50 g (about ¼ cup)

  • Ground cinnamon icon
    Ground cinnamon

    1 teaspoon (about 2.65 g)

  • Mixed spice icon
    Mixed spice

    1 teaspoon (about 2.65 g)

  • Lemon icon
    Lemon

    1 (about 58 g)zest of

  • Candied citrus peel icon
    Candied citrus peel

    125 g (about 41 ⅔)chopped

  • Dark rum icon
    Dark rum

    60 g (about ¼ cup)

  • Amaretto icon
    Amaretto

    60 g (about ¼ cup)

  • Brandy icon
    Brandy

    80 g (about ¼ cup)

  • All purpose flour icon
    All purpose flour

    500 g (about 3 ¾ cups)

  • Powdered sugar icon
    Powdered sugar

    175 g (about 1 ½ cups)

  • Unsalted butter icon
    Unsalted butter

    375 g (about 1 ¾ cups)cold

  • Orange icon
    Orange

    1 (about 200 g)juice of, zest of

  • Egg icon
    Egg

    1 (about 50 g)

    METHOD


  • 1. Add dried apricots, raisins, dried figs, apple, suet, blanched almonds, demerara sugar, dark brown sugar, ground cinnamon, mixed spice, lemon, candied citrus peel, dark rum, amaretto and brandy to a clean large mixing bowl
  • 2. Mix thoroughly
  • 3. Cover with plastic wrap
  • 4. Add all purpose flour, powdered sugar and unsalted butter to a clean medium bowl
  • 5. Blitz until coarse crumbs form
  • 6. Add orange to the pastry
  • 7. Blitz until mixture comes together
  • 8. Knead briefly until smooth and cover
  • 9. Chill in fridge - 30 min
  • 10. Pre-heat oven - 191°C
  • 11. Roll out until 1/8" (5mm) thick
  • 12. Cut out
  • 13. Press pastry into 2 muffin pans
  • 14. Transfer meat to 2 pie
  • 15. Place content of medium bowl on 2 pie
  • 16. Add egg to a clean small bowl
  • 17. Beat
  • 18. Brush eggs with 2 pie
  • 19. Bake until golden brown - 15 min, 191°C
  • 20. Let cool - 5 min
  • 21. Serve

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