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Mincemeat Pies

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Ingredients
  Plain flour 10 Ounce
  Almonds 1 Ounce
  Butter 6 Ounce
  Sugar 3 Ounce
  Lemon rind 1 Teaspoon
  Egg yolk 1
  Milk 3 Tablespoon
  Mincemeat 1 Pound
  Brandy 2 Tablespoon
  Icing sugar 1 Tablespoon
Directions

GETTING READY
1) Preheat slow oven hot to 400°F, 200°C or Gas No. 6.

MAKING
2) In a large basin sieve flour.
3) Mix the ground almonds in it.
4) Cut in small pieces of butter and rub into mixture evenly.
5) Stir in sugar and grated lemon rind.
6) In a bowl, add eggs yolks, milk, and dry ingredients. Mix lightly.
7) Stir to make firm dough.
8) On a lightly floured board add the dough and knead until smooth.
9) Chill for 30 minutes.
10) Unroll the pastry on a lightly floured working surface using a floured plain or fluted cutter. Make forty-eight circles of pastry.
11) In a lightly greased tartlet tins arrange twenty-four pastry. Prepare in batches if necessary.
12) In a bowl mix mincemeat with brandy.
13) Put a teaspoonful of mixture at the centre of each pastry circle. Do not overfill pies.
14) Wet the edges of pastry and cover each one with a pastry top.
15) Seal the edges and snip two slits in the top of each with scissors.
16) Place in the centre of oven and bake for 15-20 minutes.

SERVING
17) Dust with icing sugar and serve hot with brandy butter or cream.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
European
Course: 
Dessert
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Pie, Mincemeat
Occasion: 
Christmas
Preparation Time: 
60 Minutes
Cook Time: 
25 Minutes
Ready In: 
85 Minutes

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