Jean's homemade mince pies

Summary

Yield
Servings
Prep time15 minutes
Cooking time20 minutes
Total time35 minutes

Description

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!

Ingredients

75 g
candied peel
250 g
apples (peeled and grated)
125 g
sultanas
125 g
currants
125 g
raisins
125 g
vegetable suet
1
orange (grated peel and juice)
1 t
nutmeg
125 g
brown sugar
2 T
brandy
2 T
orange liquer
375 g
plain flour
185 g
vegetable shortening
  pn
salt
 
water (enough to bind)

Instructions

  1. Combine all the mincemeat ingredients (everything BUT the flour, shortening, salt and water), mix and put in air tight jars
  2. Make the pastry; rub veg shortening into the flour and add enough water to bind. Chill for 1 hour before using.
  3. Make 12 deep mince pies, using a large cutter for the bottom and Jean uses a star cutter for her lid.
  4. Place into a deep muffin tin and cook for 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown.