How To Make Mince Pies

For many people, the season has to have a least one, if not two, mince pies. The good news is you won’t have to be a highly trained professional like Mary Berry to get a great-tasting pie. Consider the following recipe and ingredients and before you know it, you’ll have a fantastic tasting and even better looking pie for Christmas. If you haven’t made one before you’ll want to consider how to make mince pies and look for a recipe.

Easy Mince Pie Recipe

Ingredients:

  • Roughly a quarter cup of rum.
  • Lemon juice (1 tablespoon)
  • 1.5 cups of walnuts, chopped.
  • Mincemeat filling, 18 ounces
  • 1 shortcrust pastry
  • Brown sugar packed to ½ cup.
  • 2 apples that are cored, peeled and chopped.

In a large bowl, you’ll want to combine the rum, lemon juice, brown sugar, walnuts and apples to mix together forming a solid mixture. Next, cover the filling and allow to rest overnight. The next day, put on your apron and get ready to cook like Delia Smith, and make the best mince pies for Christmas.

In the manner of famous chefs like Jamie Oliver or Nigella Lawson, go ahead and preheat your oven to 425 degrees F, 220 degrees C. While that’s warming up, go ahead and get the filling out to bring it to room temperature. Give it a solid stir and then pour it into your shortcrust pastry. If you’re looking for the best way to cook it, use an oven that has a low shelf and bake until it’s a golden colour.

These days, an easy mince pie recipe includes canned mincemeat, and that might make chefs like Delia Smith and Mary Berry cringe at the thought. Originally, the pie was comprised of quality and tender meat scraps such as venison, as well as fruit, nuts and some other bits to create enough. One of the best ways to know if your pie is going to be as delicious as a creation by Jamie Oliver, you should make a small, secondary pie that you can taste.

For Christmas, a mincemeat pie in the fashion of Nigella Lawson’s miniatures might be the right addition to your menu. You can decorate the top with cookie-cutter stars, sprinkled with sugar. These delicious treats are sure to be the topic of many compliments at your big meal. Don’t forget that several small pies will take a shortened amount of time in the oven, so make sure to watch carefully.

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