Mince Pies

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  • Time icon
    Total Time
    1hr 45mins
  • Serves icon
    Serves
    24
  • Calories icon
    Calories
    467
based on 2 ratings

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.

recipe updated Jul 5, 2018

Ingredients

  • Dried apricots icon
    Dried apricots
    250g
  • Raisins icon
    Raisins
    250g
  • Dried figs icon
    Dried figs
    250g
  • Apple icon
    Apple
    250g
  • Suet icon
    Suet
    250g
  • Blanched almonds icon
    Blanched almonds
    50g
  • Demerara sugar icon
    Demerara sugar
    175g
  • Dark brown sugar icon
    Dark brown sugar
    50g
  • Ground cinnamon icon
    Ground cinnamon
    3g
  • Mixed spice icon
    Mixed spice
    3g
  • Lemon icon
    Lemon
    58g
  • Candied citrus peel icon
    Candied citrus peel
    125g
  • Dark rum icon
    Dark rum
    63ml
  • Amaretto icon
    Amaretto
    63ml
  • Brandy icon
    Brandy
    84ml
  • All purpose flour icon
    All purpose flour
    500g
  • Powdered sugar icon
    Powdered sugar
    175g
  • Unsalted butter icon
    Unsalted butter
    375g
  • Orange icon
    Orange
    200g
  • Egg icon
    Egg
    50g

Tools

  • kCook icon Food processor
  • kCook icon Wooden spoon
  • kCook icon Pastry brush
  • kCook icon Plastic wrap
  • kCook icon Rolling pin
  • kCook icon Zester
  • kCook icon Small bowl
  • kCook icon Muffin pan - 12-hole
  • kCook icon Large mixing bowl
  • kCook icon Medium bowl

Step preview

  1. Get a clean large mixing bowl
  2. Add chopped dried apricots
  3. Add raisins
  4. Add chopped dried figs
  5. Add chopped apple
  6. Add shredded suet
  7. Add blanched almonds
  8. Add demerara sugar
  9. Add dark brown sugar
  10. Add ground cinnamon
  11. Add mixed spice
  12. Add zest of lemon
  13. Add chopped candied citrus peel
  14. Add dark rum
  15. Add amaretto
  16. Add brandy
  17. Mix thoroughly
  18. Cover with plastic wrap
  19. Get a clean medium bowl
  20. Add all purpose flour
  21. Add powdered sugar
  22. Add cold unsalted butter
  23. Blitz until coarse crumbs form
  24. Add juice of, zest of orange
  25. Blitz until mixture comes together
  26. Knead briefly until smooth and cover
  27. Chill in fridge for 30min
  28. Pre-heat
  29. Roll out until 1/8" (5mm) thick
  30. Cut out
  31. Press pastry into 2 muffin pans
  32. Transfer meat to 2 muffin pans
  33. Place pastry on 2 muffin pans
  34. Get a clean small bowl
  35. Add egg
  36. Beat
  37. Brush eggs with 2 muffin pans
  38. Bake for 15min until golden brown
  39. Let cool for 5min
  40. Serve
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