Mince Pies

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Difficulty:
moderate
Difficulty
Preparation:
4 h.
Preparation

Ingredients

for
6
For the filling
200 grams dried Fruit
50 grams mixed, candied Fruit
1 Apple
100 grams Suet
50 grams cane sugar
25 grams almonds
2 Oranges (zested)
1 lemon (zested)
2 teaspoons Gingerbread spice
2 teaspoons Brandy
(560 grams or 1.2 pounds) Ground meat
For the dough
350 grams Pastry flour
75 grams white Fat
75 grams butter
1 egg
1 pinch salt
1 tablespoon water
6 Tart paking pans (about 12 cm or 4 3/4 inches)
For the decoration
1 packet Fondant (prepared)
How healthy are the main ingredients?
almondAppleOrangelemoneggsalt

Preparation steps

1.

For the filling: Combine all filling ingredients in a deep baking pan. Roast in an oven preheated to 100°C (approximately 200°F) or 3 hours, stirring often.

2.

For the dough: Combine flour and salt on the work surface, Create a well in the center and add cold butter, fat and egg. Combine with a pastry cutter, then knead by hand to form a dough. Shape dough into a ball, wrap in plastic and chill for about 30 minutes. 

3.

Roll out dough and cut 6 disks, about the size of the tart tins. Press dough into 3 greased tart tins and top with filling. Add another disk of dough to form a lid, pinch the edges to seal. Bake in an oven preheated to 180°C (approximately 350°F) for about 25 minutes, until golden brown.

4.

Soften fondant in water, according to package directions. Spread fondant onto a marble slab, let set and scrape off to decorate pies. 

5.

Remove pies from oven and decorate with fondant and gold and silver leaf, as desired.