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Ballynahinch Mince Pies

Thursday, 19 December 2019
Ballynahinch Mince Pies
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.

Ingredients:  
220g mix peel  
300g raisins  
200g currant  
200g sultanas  
60g flaked almonds  
50ml brandy  
The peel of 2 lemons and 2 oranges
1tsp Mix spice
1/4tsp cinnamon
1/4tsp nutmeg  
225g suet  
50g plain flour  
300g brown sugar  
400g bramley apple  
 
Pastry:
250g plain flour
125g butter
125g caster sugar 
1 egg
 
Directions:

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.