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Christmas Fruit Mince Pies

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Fruit Mince Pies are a traditional festive treat and an essential for any Christmas celebration. Dried Fruit is combined with brandy, brown sugar, citrus zest and grated apple. The fruit mince is enveloped in home made sweet shortcrust pastry and baked until golden. These gorgeous pies will be a big hit - give it a go!

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Ingredients
- Serves 12 +
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3/4 cup Powdered Confectioners Sugar
150 gram Butter
2 tablespoon Cold Water
1 cup Dried Fruit Mix
1/3 cup Brown Sugar
1/2 teaspoon Ground Nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon Dry Mixed Spice
1 tablespoon Lemon Juice
1 tablespoon Brandy
to taste Granulated Sugar
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STEP 1
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C).
STEP 2
In a small mixing bowl, add Dried Fruit Mix (1 cup) Brown Sugar (1/3 cup), Dry Mixed Spice (1/2 teaspoon),Ground Nutmeg (1/2 teaspoon), Green Apple (1), Orange (1 teaspoon), Lemon (1 teaspoon), Lemon Juice (1 tablespoon), Brandy (1 tablespoon), and melted Butter (30 gram). Mix thoroughly and set aside.
STEP 3
To a food processor, add All-Purpose Flour (2 cup), Powdered Confectioners Sugar (3/4 cup) and chopped Butter (120 gram). With the lid on, blend on low until the mixture resembles crumbs.
STEP 4
Add in Water (2 tablespoon) and blitz until mixture resembles a dough. Split dough into two portions.
STEP 5
On a floured surface, roll each portion out individually. Then, using a large cookie cutter, cut out 12 rounds from each pastry sheet.
STEP 6
In a lightly-greased patty pan, put a round into each hole. Spoon the mince mixture into the cup and place another round on top of the cup. With a knife, make a small hole in the top of each pie.
STEP 7
Beat an Egg (1) in a cup and brush lightly over the top of each of the pies. Sprinkle with Granulated Sugar (to taste) and cook for 30 minutes.
STEP 8
Leave baked pies in the tin for 20 minutes then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
STEP 9
Serve and enjoy!
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