This pies are so easy and quick to make and the taste is nothing like the taste we get from the shop-bought mince pies.
I am using a homemade mincemeat prepared in advance and I am using all butter puff pastry - no trans fats in these pies !
Have a happy and healthy Christmas everyone!
Boozy pecan mincemeat recipe:
3 apples, chopped
500 gr dried fruits
60 gr pecans, chopped
100 gr light muscovado sugar
1 orange, zested and juiced
1 lemon, zested and juiced
2 tsp ground mixed spice
2 tsp ground cinnamon
good grating nutmeg
5 or 10 Tbsp brandy or rum
150 gr butter
Put all ingredients except butter in a bowl, cover and leave overnight to marinate.
The next day, sterilise five 350 ml jars and their lids using your oven.
While you jars are drying put the fruit mixture in the oven as well and adding the butter on the top of the fruit for 20 minutes.
The oven should be heated on 110 C.
Divide the mixture between the hot jars and put the lids on.
Leave to cool.
These will keep for up to 6 months in a cool and dark place.
350 gr all butter puff pastry ( the best one you can afford )
1 jar of mincemeat
icing sugar ( optional )
Roll the pastry flat 3-4 mm thick
Spread the mincemeat all over the pastry and roll it.
Cut the long pastry into 12 peaces.
Place the pastry peaces on a baking tray or muffin tin, buttered
Bake the pies for 25 minutes on 200 C .
Dust with icing sugar before serving.