Mince Pies

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mince pies ou tartes aux fruits secs


Today I share with you a British speciality, mince or mincemeat pies. These are small pies stuffed with mincemeat. Originally, this mixture contained meat hence the name, but these days the mincemeat is a kind of jam that contains dried fruit (raisins, apricots), candied peel, candied cherries,  Zest of citrus, apple, almonds and spices. I made my mincemeat myself but you can buy it ready made in jars. These pies are delicious and are eaten at the end of the meal, cold or warm, sprinkled with icing sugar and accompanied with custard or double cream.


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For Mincemeat

225g grated apples

110g shredded suet

500 g mixture of dry fruits

100g mixed candied fruit

 50g almonds, coarsely chopped

 200g dark brown sugar

Grated zest and juice of 2 oranges

Grated zest and juice of 1 lemon
2 teaspoons ground mixed spice

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1 / 2 teaspoon nutmeg




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sabrina 12/21/2010 17:34

Elles sont vraiment tres appetissant et je suis sur que c'est tres bon!