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Mince Pie Parcels

Posted by felicity Saturday, December 15, 2012

Mince Pie Parcels

(Refined Sugar & Aspartame Free!)

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All our recipes are 100% refined sugar and aspartame free. They are given the thumbs-up by our own families before sharing them with yours.
 
Makes enough for 12 mince pie parcels
 
For the mincemeat:
125g dried figs
4 tbsp water
50g butter
125ml apple juice
100g sultanas
100g currents
50g raisins
2 tsp mixed spice
½ tsp cinnamon
¼ tsp ginger
Pinch of nutmeg
Finely grated zest of 1 orange
Finely grated zest of 1 lemon
 
For the parcel:
1 pack of filo pastry
1 egg, beaten
 
 
1.       Remove the filo pastry from the fridge to allow it to come to room temperature
2.       Pre-heat the oven to 200ºC (180C Fan) gas mark 6
3.       Finely chop the figs and put in a pan with 4 Tbsp of water. Bring to the boil and leave to gently simmer for about 10 minutes, or until all the water has been absorbed 
4.       Place the stewed figs into a bowl and set aside
5.       Put the butter and apple juice in the pan and on a low heat gently melt the butter
6.       Meanwhile in a bowl mix the sultanas, currents, raisins, spices and zest together
7.       Once the butter has melted tip in the ingredients from the bowl, add the figs and stir well
8.       Bring the mincemeat mixture to the boil and simmer on a low heat for about 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally
9.       Take off the heat once the liquid has been absorbed and the fruit mixture looks sticky and set aside
10.   Lay out a sheet of filo pastry and brush with the egg. Lay a second piece of filo over the top to give it strength as a double layer
11.  Using a knife, cut the pastry in to 4 equal rectangles
12.  Dollop a teaspoon of the mincemeat mixture in to the middle of each rectangle. Bring the corners of each to the centre and twist to make a parcel
13.  Brush with more egg and pop on a greased baking tray and in to the oven for 10 minutes or until golden brown
 
 
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