TCIF: Cranberry & Apple Mince Pies

Mimi ON Dec 17, 2010 AT 11:43 am

Apple and Cranberry Mincepies

Apple and Cranberry Mincepies

By Sarah Adams

Some people love them and some people think they’re OK but whatever camp you fall into I’m sure you will find these little beauties delicious! The extra addition of fresh apple and the twang of the cranberries really elevates them into Christmas heaven!

Top - What you'll need, Bottom - cut out the two sizes

Top - What you'll need, Bottom - cut out the two sizes

Ingredients:
Recipe for 6

1 fairy cake tin
250g puff pastry
1 small apple = approx 90g grated apple
25g dried cranberries
120g mincemeat
1 egg
a little butter for your tin

Pro Tip: Use a good quality mincemeat, the result will be worth it!

Mincepies - Fill your tin, place the lids on and cover with egg

Fill your tin, place the lids on and cover with egg

Preparation:

Brush a bit of butter inside your moulds.

Mix the grated apple, cranberries and mincemeat together and set aside.

Roll out your pastry, making sure it will not stick to the work surface and take a 6cm round cutter and cut out 6 circles. Then take a 5.5cm cutter and cut out 6 more circles.

Place the 6cm circles into the tin and spoon a dollop of mincemeat into each section.

With the egg wash, brush it over the 5.5cm circles and take a knife or a cutter and mark a design onto each lid.

Put the lids on top of each pie and press the edges together, place into the fridge and pre-heat the oven to 190˚C /gas 5.

Once the oven is at the right temperature, place the pies into the oven and cook for 25-30 mins or until crispy and golden brown.

Leave them in the tin to cool for 5 minutes and then serve and enjoy, or leave them out for father christmas!

Pro Tip: If you do not want to cook them straight away they can be kept in the fridge or freeze them and cook from frozen, adjust the cooking time accordingly.

Click here for Sarah’s last TCIF recipe: The Last Minute Christmas Cake

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