Jean's homemade mince pies
|Prep time||15 minutes|
|Cooking time||20 minutes|
|Total time||35 minutes|
These really are delicious, the vegan shortening needs chilling before rolling but this gives it a nice flaky and crisp case. The mincemeat can be left for a couple months, but then the alcohol will become tart. Don't be put off by all the ingredients, it's still a simple 3 step recipe!
- Combine all the mincemeat ingredients (everything BUT the flour, shortening, salt and water), mix and put in air tight jars
- Make the pastry; rub veg shortening into the flour and add enough water to bind. Chill for 1 hour before using.
- Make 12 deep mince pies, using a large cutter for the bottom and Jean uses a star cutter for her lid.
- Place into a deep muffin tin and cook for 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown.