← Back to Search Results
baking
Mince Pies Recipe-1017

Photo by:
Comments: 0
 

Recipe

Mince pies are a must for many bakers at the holidays. These individual pies are perfect for gift-giving.

Yield: Makes 9 small pies
Prep time: 20 Mins, Plus Resting<Br>
Cooking time: 10–12 Mins

Ingredients

  • 1 Granny Smith apple
  • 2 tbsp butter, melted, plus more for the pan
  • ½ cup golden raisins
  • ½ cup raisins
  • ¼ cup dried currants
  • ¼ cup mixed candied peel
  • ¼ cup chopped almonds or hazelnuts
  • 3 tbsp dark brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp brandy or whisky
  • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • Grated zest of 1 lemon
  • ½ banana
  • One 17.3 oz (484g) box thawed frozen puff pastry sheets

Special Equipment:

  • 3½ in (9cm) and smaller, decorative cookie cutters

Directions

Prepare ahead: The pies can be prepared and stored for up to 3 days.

1. Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C). Lightly butter 9 cups in a muffin pan.

2. Grate the apple (including the skin) into a bowl. Add the butter, golden raisins, raisins, currants, mixed peel, almonds, brown sugar, brandy, pumpkin pie spice, and lemon zest and mix well. Dice the banana, add to the bowl, and mix again.

3. Roll out the puff pastry into a 14in (35cm) square. Prick the dough well with a fork. Cut out 9 rounds of dough with a 3½ in (9cm) diameter cookie cutter. Fit the rounds into the muffin cups. Divide the apple mixture among the cups. Using 3in (7.5cm) diameter decorative cookie cutters, cut out 9 shapes or rounds. Place on top of the filling. Refrigerate for 10 minutes.

4. Bake for about 25 minutes, or until the pastry is golden brown. Carefully remove from the cups and cool on a wire cake rack.


© 2008 Dorling Kindersley
 

Nutritional Information

Nutrients per serving (% daily value)

448kcal (22%)
28mg (3%)
2mg (4%)
23mcg RAE (1%)
265mg
25mg
5g
22g
3g
52g
7mg (2%)
144mg (6%)
7g (35%)
25g (39%)
2mg (12%)
 

Would you like to leave a comment about this recipe?

Notify me of new comments on this recipe. Add comment

We'd love to hear what you think!

Please or to add a comment to this recipe.
 

Sign up for
The Cookstr Weekly

Free handpicked cookbook recipes delivered straight to your inbox

Explore Cookbooks on Cookstr

david-burkes-new-american-classics David Burke's New American ...
by David Burke, Judith Choate
in-the-kitchen-with-david In the Kitchen with David
by David Venable
the-mozza-cookbook The Mozza Cookbook
by Nancy Silverton
american-vegan-kitchen American Vegan Kitchen
by Tamasin Noyes
big-fat-cookies Big Fat Cookies
by Elinor Klivans
julias-kitchen-wisdom Julia's Kitchen Wisdom
by Julia Child
rice Rice
by Bonnie Tandy Leblang, Joanne Lamb Hayes
parents-need-to-eat-too Parents Need to Eat Too
by Debbie Koenig
living-raw-food Living Raw Food
by Sarma Melngailis
salmon-a-cookbook Salmon: A Cookbook
by Diane Morgan
amor-y-tacos Amor Y Tacos
by Deborah Schneider
daves-dinners-a-fresh-approach-to-home-cooked-meals Dave's Dinners: A Fresh App...
by Dave Lieberman
a-bakers-odyssey A Baker's Odyssey
by Andrew Schloss
Close_overlay

Thanks for signing up!

You'll receive an activation email in your inbox shortly. Don't forget to click that link and activate your new Cookstr.com account!

Already a member? Sign in here
Close_overlay

Sign up for Cookstr!

  • Receive a free, handpicked selection of recipes in your inbox weekly
  • Save, share and comment on your favorite recipes in My Cookstr
  • Get updates on new cookbooks, Cookstr features, and other exclusives we know you'll love
Spinner
By signing up you accept the
Terms of Use and Privacy Policy
New to Cookstr? Sign up here
Close_overlay
close
Thanks for commenting!
Would you like to share your comment on Facebook or Twitter?