Last Minute Mince Pies


These last minute mince pies are perfect to whip up with the kids on Christmas eve to leave out for Santa. They are bite size, light and packed with flavour. With crispy filo pastry cases, dried fruit centers and topped with a marzipan star. So easy you can do them with all the family to keep them busy on the run up to the big day.

You'll need...
1 packet of filo pastry (250g)
1 jar of mincemeat (400g)
50g butter
200g golden marzipan (ready to roll)

To make...
Take your filo pastry out of the fridge (but not out of the plastic wrapper) leave to adjust to room temperature for a couple of hours before you start.
Preheat the oven to 200oC
Melt the butter in the microwave for 30seconds then take two 12 hole baking tin and lightly brush with the butter.
Unfold the filo pastry, take one sheet, brush with butter then top with another sheet.
Cut into 8 pieces, brush one side with butter and fold each piece in half.
Push the filo pieces into the prepared tray, filling each hole.
Brush with a little butter on the edges of the pastry cases.
Bake for 10 mins.
Roll out the marzipan to the width of a pound coin.
Cut out star shapes using a small star cutter.
Take the filo cases out the oven and add a spoonful of mincemeat and top with a marzipan star.
Put back in the oven for 5 mins.

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