Meringue Topped Mince Pies …

Meringue Topped Mince Pies …

This twist on the traditional mince pie recipe includes a light, fluffy meringue top.

Preparation Time : 40 minutes
Baking Time : 20 minutes

Portions : 12

Ingredients:

  • 250 grams plain white flour
  • 100 grams butter (cold and cubed)
  • 25 grams lard
  • 3 tbsp golden caster sugar
  • 400 grams mincemeat
  • Ice sugar (to dust)



Topping:

  • 2 free range eggs (whites only)
  • Pinch salt
  • 125 grams golden caster sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Nielsen-Massey Almond Extract


Directions:

  1. Place the flour in a large bowl and using your fingers, gently rub in the butter and lard until it resembles breadcrumbs. 
  2. (or place in food processor and whiz until it resembles breadcrumbs).
  3. Add 2-3 tbsp of ice cold water, a little at a time, until it comes together in a soft dough.
  4. Knead gently into a ball, wrap in cling film and chill for 15 minutes.
  5. Preheat the oven to 220 °C (fan 200°C, gas mark 7).
  6. On a lightly floured surface, roll out half the pastry until 3mm thick.
  7. Take a 7.5 cm fluted cutter and stamp out 24 circles and use to line a 12 hole bun tins.
  8. Place a heaped tsp of mincemeat into each pastry case.
  9. Bake 15 minutes until golden brown.
  10. Meanwhile, whisk the egg whites and a pinch of salt to medium peaks in a mixer, then gradually add the sugar and the almond extract.
  11. Whisk until stiff and glossy.
  12. Spoon the meringue onto the pies and bake for 3-4 minutes until meringue is lightly golden.

Recipe and photo credit by- Nielsen-Massey Almond Extract

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2 Comments

  1. Judy Haughton-James
    December 14, 2012 / 12:53 am

    Santa will definitely be leaving gifts after eating these Clairejustine! Looks great!

    • Claire Justine
      December 16, 2012 / 2:51 pm

      Thanks for the comment Judy 🙂

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