Cranberry Mince Pies

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INGREDIENTS

  • For the mincemeat:
  • 100g Ocean Spray® Craisins® Dried Cranberries
  • 1 x 400g jar mincemeat
  • 25g (2 Tablespoons) chopped almonds
  • For the pastry:
  • 500g plain flour
  • 2 tbsp icing sugar
  • 250g butter, diced
  • Icing sugar for dusting

DIRECTIONS

In a small pan, cover the Craisins® Dried Cranberries with water and bring to the boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for 10 minutes. Leave to cool.

Preheat the oven to 180°C. Sift the flour and icing sugar into a large bowl. Add the butter and using fingertips; gently rub in to resemble breadcrumbs. Add 6-7 tbsp of cold water and mix into soft dough. Wrap in plastic wrap, and chill for 10 minutes.

Drain any excess liquid from the Craisins® Dried Cranberries, mix with the mincemeat and chopped almonds.

Roll pastry to approximately 3mm (1/8 inch) thickness and use a 8cm (3 ½ inch) cutter to make 20 rounds. Line a deep bun tin with the rounds. Spoon approximately 1 ½ tbsp of mincemeat into each case. Use the leftover pastry to cut for the lattice topping.

Bake for 15-20 minutes until golden.

Serve with some cream or brandy butter as an indulgent dessert.

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