Mince & Cherry Pies with Honey Jack Daniel’s

A Christmas favorite with a twist

With Christmas fast approaching, I thought I’d start playing with some ideas for the season, and being a fan of Mince Pies, decided to put my own twist on this popular classic, with Glace Cherries and (typically) a splash of Honey Jack Daniel’s.

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I used:
1 375g pre-made Puff Pastry sheet (from which I was able to make 12 pies)
1 jar of Traditional Mincemeat (though I didn’t use the whole jar)
Glace Cherries
Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey

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Cut out the pastry bases with a cookie cutter, and place in a buttered baking tray, along with a cherry in each one.

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Spoon out some mincemeat meat into a bowl, and add a splash or two of JD, just enough so that it mixes in with the mince without making it too runny. Spoon this mix into each pie.

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Cut out the pastry tops with a smaller cookie cutter, place on top of each, then apply a milk wash.

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Place in the middle of a pre-heated oven at gas mark 6 (400 degrees F) for 20 minutes.

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Done! Quick and easy, ideal for snacks, dessert or party food. I’m already looking forward to making more this year.

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Oh and Batman appreciated them too.

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