Mini mince pies- the Christmas kind

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Just one bite and it is gone, a crumbly shortbread cup full of festive flavour. It must be Christmas.

I love these morsels, I love them more than any other mince pie and feel they are just right. They aren’t your traditional pie but a twist on it without being too fancy. You will need a mini muffin tin, I got mine in the Warehouse for $7.50 on offer and it came with the silicone inserts which make lovely indents. Thanks Ange for making me buy it.

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This time I used Tasti Fruit Mince . It has a lovely taste too and isn’t over sweet like some. With this recipe you don’t need sweet fruit mince. I will be using this Fruit Mince again and it filled 40 mini pies.

Mini mince pies- Muffinmum.com

  • Servings: enough to go around a group
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Ingredients

For the pastry cup-

125 g butter

1/2 cup of icing sugar

1 cup plain flour (add more if necessary until makes a ball)

Filling and topping

Around 200g fruit mince

30 g butter

1/2 c oats

3/4 c flour

1/2 tsp allspice

Oven 160 for fan bake or 180-  (turn on just before adding fruit mince )

Lightly spray a  24 mini muffin pan

In a food processor or mixer~

Beat butter and icing sugar until light and fluffy

Pulse in flour until a ball forms and all combined

Pinch of small balls of dough, a bit bigger than a large marble

Fill each hole with a ball

Give your hands a good wash and rinse under a cold tap

Squish your index finger in the ball and work the dough up the side (doesn’t have to reach the top)

Repeat over and over, keeping hands cold

Fill to 2/3  with Fruit mince using the piping bag or teaspoon

Crumble

Cut 30 g of butter into cubes and rub into oats, flour and allspice until it resembles bread crumbs

Spoon the crumble mix onto each tart-around 3/4 teaspoonful, press down gently

Bake for around 20 minutes until the top outsides have browned

Leave to cool for a bit until they are cool enough to touch

Remove from tin and place on a rack.

Sprinkle with icing sugar, say just the one and eat about five.

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