Baking blogger Lisa Duffy has created this delicious mince pie recipe using some of The Range’s nifty baking and cake making supplies. You can read more of her irresistible recipes on Good Food, Shared here! We particularly recommend her.
The festive season is almost upon us and what better way to celebrate with family and friends than with some home baked mince pies. These tasty treats are the perfect way to share a little Christmas cheer.
The best part of these tasty treats is that they can be made in advance and shared out at a moment’s notice. The pies can be frozen once baked (place them on a flat baking tray, freeze until solid then pack into an airtight container until needed) and can then be defrosted in a warm oven for 8-10 minutes before serving. Enjoy!
Mince Pie Ingredients
- • 454g Jar Mincemeat
- • 1 tbsp Brandy (optional)
- • Juice and zest of one Clementine
- • 3 tbsp Ground almonds
- • 200g Plain flour plus extra for dusting
- • Pinch of salt
- • 25g Icing sugar
- • 100g Margarine block (or 50g cold butter and 50g margarine)
- • 4-5 tbsp Cold water
- • 1 Medium egg
Mince Pie Recipe
STEP 1: Preheat the oven to 190ºC/375ºF/Gas Mark 5. Lightly grease a 12 hole bun tray.
STEP 2: Place the mincemeat in a small bowl, add the Brandy (if using) and the juice and zest of the clementine.
STEP 7: Flatten the pastry into a disk shape and chill in the fridge for at least 30 minutes. This allows the pastry to “rest” thus preventing it from shrinking when baked (nothing worse!!).
The rich filling is wrapped in the light and crisp pastry, a perfect combination.
Written by Lisa Duffy. For more of her delicious recipes be sure to check out her blog or visit her on Twitter on @GoodFoodShared!