Apricot Mince Pies Recipe

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This is a delicious mince pies recipe that will put you in a festive mood as soon as it hits your taste buds. And it’s easy to make too!

Ingredients

  • 100g (3 ½ oz) unsalted butter, at room temperature and cubed, plus extra for greasing
  • 200g (7 oz) plain flour, plus extra for dusting
  • 1 tsp ground mixed spice
  • 1 tbsp caster sugar
  • 6 tsp Bonne Maman Apricot Conserve
  • 6 tsp good quality mincemeat
  • Milk or beaten egg, for glazing
  • Icing sugar, to dust

Method

  • Preheat the oven to 200°c (fan oven 180°c), gas mark 6. Lightly grease a 12-hole cake tin.
  • Put the flour into a mixing bowl, add the butter and rub into the flour until the mixture is like fine breadcrumbs.
  • Add the mixed spice to the sugar in a pestle and mortar or a strong bowl with the end of a rolling pin and grind together until well mixed and a little powdery. Add this to the flour and butter and stir in.
  • Using a round-bladed palette knife, mix 3-4 tablespoons cold water, stirring until it comes together. Then with your hands, work the dough gently into a ball, wrap in cling film and allow to rest for about 20 minutes.
  • Roll out the pastry thinly on a lightly floured work surface. Stamp out 12 circles with a fluted pastry cutter, slightly larger than the cake holes, and press the circles into the tin.
  • Put about ½ teaspoon of apricot conserve into each pastry case, then top with about ½ teaspoon of mincemeat.
  • Re-roll the pastry trimmings and cut about 12 smaller circles and put them on top of the mincemeat. Glaze the tops with a little milk or beaten egg, if available, and bake in the preheated oven for 12-15 minutes until the pastry is crisp and golden.
  • Cool in the tin for 5 minutes, then remove and cool on a wire rack. Dust with icing sugar to finish.

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