Mince Pies

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Health Score:
3,9 / 10
Difficulty:
moderate
Difficulty
Preparation:
50 min.
Preparation
ready in 2 h. 15 min.
Ready in

Ingredients

for
12
For the filling
100 grams raisins
200 grams Dried Fruit (such as, plums, apricots, dates)
25 grams candied orange
25 grams Candied lemon
1 sour Apple (such as, Granny Smith)
100 grams sugar
1 organic lemon (zested and juiced)
½ teaspoon Gingerbread spice
50 milliliters Whiskey (or brandy)
For the pastry
250 grams soft butter
75 grams sugar
220 grams Pastry flour
butter (for greasing)
Pastry flour (for dusting)
1 egg white
powdered sugar (for dusting)
How healthy are the main ingredients?
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Preparation steps

1.

For the filling, finely chop the raisins, dried fruit and candied orange and lemon. Peel and quarter the apples, remove the core and chop finely.

Mix all the chopped fruit with the sugar, the lemon zest, lemon juice, the gingerbread spice and the whiskey and leave to soak, covered, preferably overnight.

2.

For the pastry, beat the butter and sugar until creamy. Mix in the flour until a smooth dough is formed. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for about an hour.

3.

Preheat the oven to 180°C (approximately 350ºF). Grease a muffin tin with fat and dust it with flour.

4.

Divide the pastry dough and form small circles. Press into the wells of a muffin tin and remove the excess dough.

Spoon the filling into the pastry cups. Roll the remaining pastry and place it on top of the filling. Press down on the edges and decorate with a knife.

Glaze with the beaten egg and bake for about 25 minutes until lightly golden. Remove from the oven and allow to cool in the tin.

Serve dusted with powdered sugar.