Friday, December 14, 2007

Fruit mince pies mmmmm....


Fruit Mince Pies
(makes up to 36 depending on how thin you roll the pastry)
3 cups plain flour
1 cup icing sugar, sifted
225g butter, diced
3 - 4 tablespoons iced water
icing sugar for dusting

2 x 410g jar of Robertson's traditional fruit mince (you need about 1 3/4 jars)

1. Preheat the oven to 180 °C. Brush 3 12-cup shallow patty tins lightly with melted butter.

2. Place flour, sugar and butter in a food processor. Process until the mixture is fine and crumbly. Add almost all the water and process until the mixture comes together. Turn onto a lightly floured surface, press together until smooth. Roll out 1/2 the pastry (about 1/4 at a time is managable, I place baking paper over the top so it doesn't stick to the rolling pin) and cut with a round biscuit cutter. Fit the circles into prepared tins.

3. Fill pastry cases with fruit mince - don't overfill.

4. Roll out remaining pastry, cut with the same cutter and place circles on tops of pies, press edges to seal, prick with a fork to let steam escape. Bake for 20 minutes or until golden. Leave in tins for 5 minutes and then carefully lift out with a knife and allow to cool on wire racks. Dust tops lightly with icing sugar.

3 comments:

yodaobi said...

OOOH!!!! I hope you can resist those tasty looking pies!

I'm feelin sooo bloated! I had wedges for lunch to try sop up the evils of the staff Christmas doo last night.

Will have a REALLLY light dinner tonight to make up for it.
Maybe some cerial.

=0)

I'm always so amazed at how you can do all these creative things. I'm making brownies for christmas... From a packet... Just add water and an egg!

Hope it's ok... I'll probably burn them or something..

EM

suze2000 said...

*grabby hands*

Mim said...

I've revised the cooking time from 25 minutes down to 20 minutes. I must have still had my old oven when I wrote this recipe down.

Resist them? Bugger that! I never want more than one in one day though, so it's not too bad having them around. And those packet mix brownies - I make them too and very nice they are, in fact they're the only things I bake that Caitlin will actually eat!