Mince Pies - £2.20

Mince Pies - £2.20

These are the best mince pies ever! The pastry has a lovely light flavour, thanks to the maca powder we add, and the mincemeat is full of Christmassy flavours and delicious fruit

SERVES 16
COOKS IN 45 mins
DIFFICULTY Medium

Ingredients

In the kit:

A spice mix to make your mince pies, including ground ginger, ground cloves, ground cinnamon, ground nutmeg, ground allspice, ground mace, and maca powder

You will need:

For the pastry:
Unsalted butter (250g pack, cut into cubes)
Plain flour (360g)
Caster sugar (125g)
Egg (1, beaten)

For the filling:
Mincemeat (1 large jar, about 500g)
Apple (1, chopped into small pieces)
Satsuma (2, chopped into small pieces)
Lemon (1, zest)

Method

These are the best mince pies ever! The pastry has a lovely light flavour, thanks to the maca powder we add, and the mincemeat is full of Christmassy flavours and delicious fruit

Our kit makes 16

  1. Begin by making the pastry. Place the butter and flour into a bowl and rub between your fingers to make a breadcrumb like texture
  2. Add the sugar and your first Teaspoon Club spice packet and mix well
  3. Make a well in the centre and add the egg. Mix well with a wooden spoon until it forms a dough. Wrap the dough in clingfilm and place into the fridge
  4. To make the filling, spoon the mincemeat into a large bowl and add the chopped apple, satsuma, lemon zest, and your Teaspoon Club spice packet
  5. Mix well and set aside
  6. Preheat the oven to 220°C/200°C fan/390°F/ gas mark 7
  7. Take your pastry from the fridge and, using a rolling pin, roll out approximately two thirds of the pastry onto a floured surface until about 3mm thick
  8. Using a round cutter (approximately 8cm diameter) cut 16 circular shapes and place them into a tart tray. Reroll your pastry as you go to cut the circles. Spoon tablespoon sizes of the mincemeat into each of the bases
  9. Roll out the remaining pastry and cut out 16 star shapes, big enough so that each point can touch the edge of the tart shapes
  10. Place one star evenly on top of each of the mince pies and repeat until all the pastry and filling is used
  11. Bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes, until golden brown and the pastry is flaky
  12. Allow to cool in the tray for 5 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack. Allow the pies to cool completely before serving, and sprinkle with a little caster sugar. Enjoy with a glass of mulled wine

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