Mince Pies

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One Hour

45 Minutes

8 Servings

Intermediate

Ingredients

SWEET PASTE

FRANGIPANE

  • 100g butter , softened

  • 100g golden caster sugar

  • 2 eggs

  • 140g ground almond

  • 75g plain flour 

  • 2g baking powder

MINCEMEAT

  • 175g currants

  • 175g raisins

  • 175g sultanas

  • 175g dried cranberries

  • 100g mixed peel

  • 1 apple, peeled, cored and grated

  • 125g butter, cut into cubes

  • 50g chopped almonds

  • 225g light brown sugar

  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon

  • 1 tsp mixed spice

  • finely grated rind and juice of 1 orange

  • 150ml brandy

  • 50 ml sherry

Preparation

SWEET PASTE

Add all the ingredeints into a bowl

Firstly, rub the butter with your fingers to disperse evenly with the other ingredients

Then knead the mix hard for 3 minutes

Rest in the fridge for 30 minutes before rolling


FRANGIPANE

Beat the softened butter and sugar together with a whisk

Gradually add the beaten eggs

Gently stir in the ground almonds and flour


MINCEMEAT

Place all the ingredients into a pan

Simmer for 5 minutes

Place in a sterilized jar to cool

Once cool, cove and store in a fridge