| WHAT YOU NEED |
822g Jar of Mincemeat
1 cooking Apple
1 roll of shortcrust pastry
Icing / Caser Sugar (for decoration)
Double thick cream / icecream / custard (to serve)
| HOW YOU MAKE THEM |
I started by cheating and buying the mincemeat - a 822g jar was more than enough for both the crumble [8 pots] and mince pies . The problem here for me is the texture - raisons, currents.... I hate them. So I had much fun popping them in a blender and turning them in to a Christmas smelling gloop.
Add your mixture in to a ramekin and fill to about 2/3:
Add two parts flour and 1 part butter to a bowl [I had about 2 tablespoons to 1 tablespoon] and mix with your fingers in a bowl until it resembles breadcrumbs - add more flour/butter to the mix to suit your taste:
Add to the remaining 1/3 of your ramekin:
So here is a quick & easy traditional mince pie make.
Like all foodie projects around this point, make life easier for yourself and buy the pastry - just buy it.
Unroll and plan which Christmas movie you will now watch with the time you have saved.
Grease your pie tray with butter and using a ramekin or mug, cut out your bases.
Pop in an oven at 190 degrees for around 10/15 minutes until the tops are brown [once removed I added a sprinkle of sugar to caramelise on top, as with the crumble]: