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
100 grams
50 grams
25 grams
2
Oranges (zested)
1
Lemon (zested)
2 teaspoons
2 teaspoons
(560 grams or 1.2 pounds) mincemeat
For the dough
350 grams
75 grams
white Fat
75 grams
1
1 pinch
1 tablespoon
6
Tart paking pans (about 12 cm or 4 3/4 inches)
For the decoration
1 packet
Fondant (prepared)

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.