Tasty Mince Tarts

Read on and you'll find the best recipe around for everyone's Christmas favourite – the mince pie. Grab your apron, a glass of bubbly, put on your favourite Bing Crosby CD and get cooking.

Mince Tarts, tasty, Christmas, Recipe, Australian

Read on and you'll find the best recipe around for everyone's Christmas favourite – the mince pie. Grab your apron, a glass of bubbly, put on your favourite Bing Crosby CD and get cooking.

Ingredients
Pastry
4oz butter
4oz sugar
1 egg
8oz flour
1tspn baking powder
Pinch salt

Filling
1/2 cup sultanas
1/2 cup chopped raisins
1/2 cup chopped dates
1/2 cup currants
1/4 cup chopped prunes
1/4 cup chopped cherries (glac é )
1/4 cup chopped mixed peel
1/2 teaspoon mixed spice
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup sherry (sweet)
1/2 teaspoon grated lemon rind
1/4 cup lemon juice
1 small apple peeled & grated

Method
Pastry
Cream butter and sugar. Add egg. Beat well. Mix in sifted dry ingredients.
Knead well. Wrap in plastic and leave in fridge for one hour.
Filling
Bring all ingredients to boil. Simmer uncovered for five minutes or until most of the liquid has evaporated. Cool.
Roll out pastry on floured board. Cut into rounds. Place into patty pans, fill with cooled filling. Decorate with preferred top, either enclose in pastry or cut out Christmas emblem star/holly leaf or lattice from pastry. Bake at 150 ° C for 10 minutes or until pale golden. Cool. Dust with icing sugar to serve.







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