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Filo Mincemeat Parcels Recipe   HT  CD  CBF   British  30mins

 

This Filo mincemeat parcel recipe makes an excellent alternative to traditional mince pies at Christmas

 

Makes 8      Hot     Cold    Pastries  Phyllo  Christmas  Xmas  Teatime Baked  Fayre  Dessert  Pudding

 

Ingredients

   200g/7oz Filo Pastry

   400g/14oz Mincemeat

   The grated rind of 1 Orange

   Melted Butter

   Icing Sugar to dredge

  

Instructions

  

1. Preheat the oven to 190C, 375F, Gas Mark 5.

  

2. Cut the pastry sheets into 24 squares measuring approximately 15cm/6 inches.

  

3. Place 3  squares on top of each other at a slight angle to form a 12 pointed star then place 1/8th of the mincemeat in the centre.

  

4. Sprinkle with a little grated orange rind then pull up the pastry corners to enclose the filling. Pinch the pastry together to form a money bag shape.  Repeat with the remaining pasty and filling.

  

5. Place the parcels on a baking tray and lightly brush each parcels with melted butter. Bake for 10-15 minutes until crisp and golden.

  

6. To serve - dredge with icing sugar and serve hot or cold.

 

A delightful alternative to traditional mince pies at Christmas.

 

  

 

 

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