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Paul Hollywood Mince Pies

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Paul Hollywood mince pies for this holiday season, making everything feel even more festive with small stars decorating the tops of these delicious snacks.

 

Paul Hollywood Mince Pies

Ingredients:

For the pastry:

  1. Plain flour – 375g/13oz
  2. Butter (softened) – 250g/9oz
  3. Caster sugar – 125g/4oz (plus extra for sprinkling)
  4. Medium free-range egg – 1

For the filling:

  1. Mincemeat – 2 x 400g/14oz jars
  2. Tangerines (zest grated and flesh chopped) – 2
  3. Apple (finely diced) – 1

Method:

  • Preheat the oven to 200C/400F/Gas 6.
  • To make the sweet pastry, rub the flour, butter, sugar and egg together with a splash of cold water until it just comes together as a dough. Do not over work the dough.
  • Wrap the pastry in cling film and set aside to chill in the fridge while you make the filling.
  • To make the filling, turn the mincemeat out into a bowl, grate the zest of the tangerines into the mincemeat, then peel and chop the fruit.
  • Throw the tangerine and apple pieces into the bowl and blend by hand.
  • Roll out the pastry to a 3mm/1/8in thickness.
  • With a round pastry cutter, cut out 6 x 9cm/3½in discs of pastry.
  • Press the pastry into the muffin cups and fill each one with a good helping of the mincemeat mixture, so that it reaches three-quarters of the way up the side of the pastry-lined cup.
  • With a fluted pastry cutter, cut out 6 x 8cm/3¼ in pastry stars for the lids (slightly bigger than the top of the muffin cups).
  • Place a lid on top of each pie and gently push down.
  • Sprinkle with caster sugar.
  • Bake for 20 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool.
  • Dust with icing sugar and serve warm with fresh cream.





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