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Christmas Mince Pie Star Slices | DonalSkehan.com, Twist on the traditional mince pies.
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Christmas Mince Pie Star Slices

December 08

These mince pie slices are a wonderful alternative to the traditional mince pie. Use your own mince meat recipe here if you have one, if not most supermarkets stock handy jars of the stuff!

 

  • time 60 mins
  • serves Serves 6
Method
  1. Place the flour and cinnamon in a mixing bowl.
  2. Add the butter and rub in using your finger tips until you have a rough breadcrumb like mixture. Don't worry it will come together!
  3. Add the sugar and the egg yolk and mix through with a spoon.
  4. Add the water slowly until a dough comes together.
  5. Form a ball with your hands, cover in cling film and place in the fridge to chill for at least 10 minutes.
  6. Preheat the oven to 200°C/400°F/Gas Mark 6.
  7. Chop the apple into small rough slices and combine in a bowl with the mince meat.
  8. Roll the pastry dough out to about half a centimetre in thickness and line a fluted tart tin with it. Make sure to cut out little stars from the pastry to decorate with later!
  9. Prick the base with a fork and fill with baking paper and ceramic baking beans. Place in the oven and blind bake for 10 minutes, remove the paper and beans and bake for a further 5 minutes.
  10. Fill the pastry base with the apple and mincemeat mixture and top with the pastry stars and a sprinkle of brown sugar.
  11. Bake in the oven for approximately 15 minutes or until the pastry turns golden brown.
  12. Serve cut into slices with a drizzle of cream!

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Ingredients

For the pastry:

170g flour

1 tsp of cinnamon

100g cold butter, cut into small chunks

1 tbsp of caster sugar

1 egg yolk

2 tbsp of water

For the filling:

420g jar of mince meat

1 large cooking apple, peeled and cored

A sprinkle of brown sugar

You'll Need

Fluted tart tin

Ceramic baking beans

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