Whether you love them or hate them, It wouldn’t be Christmas in England without them!
This turned out to be one of the easiest recipe creations on the blog so far. I can remember the many failed attempts at Easter to come up with the perfect clean hot cross bun recipe and I honestly imagined that I would be going through a similar process with these but after selecting some traditional mincemeat ingredients and literally ‘winging’ the rest I was thrilled with the ways that these turned out.
These might not be quite like the crumbly, buttery mince pies that you are used to but I think that they are a very delicious and authentic tasting alternative. My boys have loved them and even my husband was happy to polish off two straight from the oven before declaring them to be “The best mince pies I have ever had”. They are delicious hot or cold and if you are feeling extra festive then a dollop of organic cream would finish them off nicely.
- 1 Clementine Juiced
- 1 large Sweet Crisp Apple peeled and diced into 1cm pieces
- 100 ml Water
- 50 grams Raisins
- 50 grams Sultanans
- 1 teaspoon Mixed Spice
- 1 Tablespoon 100% Apricot Spread I used St Dalfours Apricot Jam
- 1-2 Tablespoons Pure Maple Syrup depending on how sweet you like it
- 1 Batch Clean Sweet Pastry See Link Above