Thursday, 3 December 2015

My quick and easy Christmas mince tarts

Christmas mince tarts are one of my favourite Christmas foods. I've made them from scratch lots of times in the past but it's a pretty time consuming process and sometimes you just want a quick version that tastes really good.

This is my quick and easy mince tart recipe, the whole thing takes about an hour including cooking time. I really love the addition of chocolate chips and coconut but you can leave those out if you'd prefer.

Ingredients:

1/2 a standard pot of fruit mince mix (I used this one by the brand Tasti)
1/4 cup of coconut
1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
1 packet of red glace cherries
Pre made frozen shortcrust pastry (thawed out)



Combine all of the ingredients except the pastry in a large bowl. Mix until combined.

Preheat your oven tow 190 degrees Celsius. Roll out your shortcrust pastry to about 1 cm thick and cut out 8 circles using a large cookie cutter or a wine glass works well. Place them into pre greased muffin tins. After this you should about a quarter of your dough left over. Roll this left over dough out and cut 8 snowflakes or any other shape of your choosing. Divide your fruit mince mixture into even amounts for your 8 pies. Place your snowflake or shape on top of each pie and bake for 30-40 minutes or until golden brown and baked through. Dust with icing sugar.


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