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Classic Boozy Mince Pies

A classic mince pie recipe with additional dried fruit and a touch of booze.

Ingredients:

  • 375g plain flour
  • 260g unsalted butter
  • 125g caster sugar
  • 2 large egg
  • 600g mincemeat
  • 50g dried cranberries
  • 60g ground almonds
  • 50ml brandy

Method:

  1. Rub the flour and butter in a bowl until it forms a crumb like consistency.
  2. Add in the sugar and one large egg, and mix together.
  3. Combine, place in clingfilm and leave to rest in the fridge for 10 minutes.
  4. In a bowl, mix together the mincemeat, dried cranberries, ground almonds and a splash of brandy.
  5. Roll the pastry out to 2-3mm thick and use a round cutter and cut out 16 circles and a star cutter to cut out 16 tops.
  6. Place the circles in the bottom of a muffin tin and put a teaspoon of mincemeat on top. Then place the star on the top.
  7. Glaze the top of them with the other beaten egg and place in a preheated oven at 200C for 15-20 minutes.
  8. Once cooked, allow to cool for 15-20 minutes then dust with icing sugar.
  9. Serve & enjoy!
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When you go a bit mad with the icing sugar!

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