Easy Mince Pies

  • Cooking Time17 mins
  • DifficultyEasy
1 sheet ready rolled puff pastry
1 sheet ready rolled shortcrust pastry
1 jar mincemeat
Dried figs, finely chopped
Zest of 1 orange
1 tbsp orange liqueur
1 egg white, beaten
Brown sugar, for sprinkling on top
Double cream
Icing Sugar
Almond liqueur

1. Preheat the oven to 170°C.

2. In a bowl, add the mincemeat, dried figs, orange zest and orange liqueur.

3. Roll out the shortcrust pastry, cut into rounds with a cookie cutter and place them into a cupcake tray.

4. Fill each pie with the mincemeat mixture.

5. Roll out the puff pastry and cut out rounds with a slightly smaller cookie cutter and place on top of the pies. Brush with beaten egg white and sprinkle over some brown sugar.

6. Bake for 15-20 minutes, until golden brown. Leave them to cool on a cooling rack. In a bowl, combine the double cream, icing sugar and almond liqueur and whisk until thickened.

7. With a kitchen syringe or a piping bag, squirt some of the mixture into each pie before serving.

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