Christmas is not complete without indulging on some festive mince pies. Here at Ballynahinch, mince pie are one of our favourite Christmas treats and our kitchen team have shared their recipe for delicious mince pies.
220g mix peel
60g flaked almonds
The peel of 2 lemons and 2 oranges
1tsp Mix spice
50g plain flour
300g brown sugar
400g bramley apple
250g plain flour
125g caster sugar
Mix all the ingredients.
Leave in bowl covered overnight.
The next morning bake in oven 100º for 2 hours covered with foil.
Stir from time to time while cooling down.
Once cold add a splash of brandy and and stir again.
For the pastry:
Mix the ingredients and make a dough. Cover with cling film and refrigerate overnight.
Next day roll it tartlet moulds, put the mince inside, make a lid to cover your mince pie and bake them until golden brown.