Home-made Christmas fruit mince pies
Guests will think you’re a domestic goddess when you offer them delicious home-made fruit mince pies.
- In a bowl, lightly beat egg, sugar and butter together. Stir in flour to form a dough. Turn dough out on a lightly floured work surface and knead lightly until smooth. Wrap dough in plastic wrap and chill for 30 minutes.
- In another bowl, combine fruit mince and grated Granny Smith apple. Heat oven to 180C on a lightly floured surface, roll pastry out to 3mm thick. Use an 8cm round cutter to cut out 18 circles.
- Fit the circles into the base of 18 standard muffin tins. Prick the bases with the tip of a skewer. Spoon fruit mince into the pastry bases.
- Cut 6cm circles from remaining pastry (re-roll scraps, if necessary) and use these to form lids to the pies. Cut out small star patterns before fitting lids, if desired. Bake for 20 minutes or until pastry is golden brown. Dust with icing sugar to serve.