Chocolate Mince Pies recipe

Chocolate Mince Pies recipe from egcomps

kids can help can make in advance ok to freeze
Category Cakes and biscuits recipes
ServesMakes 24
Prep time30 mins
Cook time12-15 mins

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For the pastry:

280g plain flour
25g ground almonds
175g butter
85g golden caster sugar
Zest of 1 lemon
1 egg yolk
3 tbsp whole milk

For the filling:

100g sultanas
100g raisins
100g currants
100g semi-dried apricots
50g dark chocolate (finely grated)
3 apples (such as russet or cox, peeled and grated)
1 tbsp each light brown and dark brown muscovado sugar
1/2 tsp each ground cinnamon, grated nutmeg and mixed spice
Zest and juice of 2 lemons or oranges
5 tbsp Grand Marnier
2 tbsp olive oil

Icing sugar, to finish


1. Place the flour, almonds and butter into the food processor and pulse until it looks like very fine breadcrumbs.
2. Add the sugar, lemon zest, egg yolk and milk and pulse until the mixture starts to clump together. Tip the mixture onto a board and shape the pastry into a ball – add water if it feels dry. Wrap the pastry in cling film and chill for 30 minutes.
3. Heat oven to 190°C. Roll the pastry on a lightly floured surface to the thickness of few millimetres. Using a 7cm fluted cutter, cut out 24 discs and line 2 x 12 hole bun tin with them. Use a 6cm fluted cutter to cut 24 discs for the lids.
4. Put the sultanas, raisins, currants and apricots in a food processor. Blitz until evenly chopped. Stir in the remaining mincemeat ingredients.
5. Spoon 2 tsp of mincemeat into each tart, dampen the edge of the pastry bottom with water and sit a smaller pastry disc on top. Bake for 12-15 minutes until golden brown and cool on a wire rack. Dust with icing sugar to finish.

gransnetter Reviews

From: egcomps on Thu 16-Feb-12 22:00:18 Overall rating: 0.0
The chocolate adds a rich taste, you could add oranges in for a bit of a tang!