Vickys Christmas Mincemeat Puff Pastry Pies, GF DF EF SF NF

Source : To Make The Mincemeat Put All The Ingredients Into A Large Bowl Except For The Brandy And Combine Wellcover The Bowl With A Clean Cloth And Let Sit In...

PreTime
more Minutes
CookTime
a few Minutes
Yield
Some Servings

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at : December 16, 2020

Step:

  1. To make the mincemeat, put all the ingredients into a large bowl except for the brandy, and combine well

  2. Cover the bowl with a clean cloth and let sit in a cool dark place for 12 hours overnight to let the flavours develop

  3. Preheat the oven on the lowest setting around gas mark 1/4 / 120C / 225°F

  4. Put the mincemeat mixture into a large ovenproof dish, cover with foil and bake for 3 hours

  5. When you take it out it will look like it's swimming in grease, it's meant to so don't panic!

  6. Let it cool stirring when you feel like it. Stir in the brandy when it's completely cooled

  7. This is enough to fill 3 x 450g sterilized jars. Fill the jars to the top and place a waxed disc on top before putting the lids on. Will keep for a year in a cupboard. Makes a nice Christmas gift if you tie a gift tag around the neck with pretty ribbon and the pie recipe below written on...

  8. Preheat the oven to gas 7 / 220C / 425°F. Roll out the puff pastry and cut out 24 discs around 4cm sized

    https://cookpad.com/us/recipes/356517-vickys-puff-pastry-gluten-dairy-egg-soy-nut-free

  9. Put 12 pastry discs onto a lightly greased baking sheet. Spoon some mincemeat onto the middle, don't go overboard as the suet will bubble out and burst your pies, leave room around the edge

  10. Brush some milk of choice around the edge and put the remaining 12 discs on top, pinching the sides together upwards to create a shell and lid and prick the tops with a knife

  11. Brush the tops with some more milk, sprinkle with caster sugar and bake for 15-20 minutes or until risen and golden

  12. Let them cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes before moving gently to a wire rack to cool completely

  13. Serve cold with a dusting of icing sugar, or warm with some brandy butter or clotted cream and a glass of sherry! Pure Christmas!


Ingredients

  1. 500 grams ready made puff pastry, see my free-from recipe
  2. 115 grams caster sugar
  3. milk of choice for glazing and sealing, light coconut milk is great
  4. 400 grams the mincemeat from the recipe below
  5. mincemeat
  6. 225 grams peeled, cored and chopped Bramley apples
  7. 110 grams shredded vegetable suet
  8. 110 grams sultanas
  9. 110 grams currants
  10. 175 grams raisins
  11. 90 grams mixed candied peel, finely chopped
  12. 20 grams glacé cherries, finely chopped
  13. 175 grams soft dark sugar
  14. 25 grams flaked almonds, chopped (optional)
  15. The grated zest and juice from 1 lemon and 1 orange
  16. 2 tsp mixed spice
  17. 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  18. 1 pinch ground nutmeg
  19. 3 tbsp brandy

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