I recall them back from my time, when I was living in England. And I remember the first times, when I heard and saw the wording "Mince Pie", I thought it referred to pies with minced meat !!!!!, and I did not understand people obsession with these pies during Christmas. However, luckily enough I got the understanding of "Mince Pie".
I have found this recipe in a small folder from Dr. Oetker and you can also find it here: http://www.oetker.dk/oetker_dk/juletærter. I have made no changes at all to the recipe. And they taste GREAT :-)
During Christmas time I found, that you could participate in blog event called "Tea Time Treats", which is hosted by Kate from What Kate baked and Karen from Lavender and lovage. So I decided, I would participate with this recipe on Christmas Mince Pies.
Christmas Minced Pies:
- 125 g butter
- 275 g (cake) flour
- 65 g sugar
- 1 tablespoon vanilla sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 apple
- 50 g small dark raisins
- ½ dl orange juice
- 25 g butter
- 100 g brown sugar
- 50 g almond splits
- 100 g sucat
- 100 g orange peel
- Make the pie dough from the butter, flour, sugar, vanilla sugar and egg. Let it rest cold for 30 minutes.
- Meanwhile make the filling.
- Grate the apple roughly.
- Melt the butter in a cooking pot, add orange juice, raisins and brown sugar.
- Let it cook for 5 minutes.
- Afterwards add almond splits, sucat and orange peel. Remove the cooking pot from the heat
- Heat the oven (conventional) to 185'C.
- Roll the pie dough to approx 3 mm height, cut it into a circles of 7 cm.
- Fill the dough into a large muffin form.
- Place 1-2 teaspoon filling.
- Bake in oven at 185'C for 20-25 minutes.