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Star-topped Mince Pies

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Ingredients

  • 600 g  Plain flour
  • 80 g  Icing sugar
  • 300 g  Butter, chilled and chopped into pieces
  • 120 g  Orange Marmalade
  • 60 g  Dried cranberries, finely chopped
  • 100 g  Raisins, finely chopped
  • 100 g  Mixed berries, finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp  Mixed spices (cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, cloves, allspice)
  • 1/2 cup  Mother's maid apple filling (or any other filling of your choice)
  • 2 tbsp  Brandy
  • 2 tbsp  Brown sugar
  • 5 tbsp  Water
  • To sprinkle  Icing sugar

Directions

Mix the brown sugar, brandy, apple, raisins, berries, cherries, marmalade and mixed spice in a bowl. Transfer to a jar, cover and refridgerate for at least 2 days, stirring occasionally. For the pastry, rub the flour, icing sugar and butter with your fingertips till you get a mixture that resembles fine breadcrumbs. Knead on a lightly floured surface till the mixture holds together. Divide the dough into two; wrap individually in clingfilm and place in the fridge to chill for an hour. Roll out a ball of dough on a floured surface until about 3mm thick. Use a round cookie cutter to cut circles of the pastry (make sure they're slightly bigger than your tart moulds). Do the same with the second ball of pastry, using a star-shaped cutter. Line each mould with the pastry discs. Spoon a dollop of the fruit mince into each tart. Cover each tart with a star. In an oven preheated to 180 deg C, bake the tarts for 30-35 minutes. Cool and transfer to a wire rack. Dust with caster sugar and serve.

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4 out of 5 stars Average Rating

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December 17,2012

4 out of 5 stars

By Puja Mukund
From Bangalore

Would you recommend this product? Yes

1st year of marriage, 1st Christmas, thought I would give it a try. Not very easy. But came out well.

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