For the filling
- 600g Mincemeat
- 2 satsumas segmented
- 1 apple finely chopped
- Zest of 1 lemon
- 100ml Maple syrup (preferably golden colour for its delicate flavour)
For the pastry
- 375g Plain flour
- 260g Unsalted butter, softened
- 125g Maple sugar, plus extra for sprinkling
- 2 large eggs
- You will also need two round cutters, one slightly larger than the other
- Preheat the oven to 220° and grease a muffin tray.
- Place the plain flour and butter in a bowl and rub together to a crumb consistency.
- Add the maple sugar and 1 large beaten egg and mix together.
- Tip out onto a lightly floured surface and fold until the pastry comes together, be careful not to over mix.
- Wrap the pastry in cling film and chill for 10 mins or overnight.
- Scoop the mincemeat into a bowl and add the satsumas, apple, lemon zest and maple syrup.
- Roll out pastry to 3mm thick and using the larger cutter, cut out 16 bases and place into the muffin tray.
- Put 1 tbsp mincemeat mixture into each. Brush the edge of each pie with a little beaten egg.
- Use the smaller cutter to make 16 circles for the tops. We also used a maple leaf cutter to make decorations with the excess pastry.
- Glaze with beaten egg and sprinkle with the extra maple sugar.
- Bake the mince pies for 15-20 mins until golden brown. Leave to cool before releasing them from the muffin trays before serving.
Christmas isn’t complete without mince pies and these ones have had a delicious makeover with pure Canadian maple syrup, perfect for nibbling and gifting!
Find more Christmas recipes in our free ‘A Very Maple Christmas’ cookbook here.
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