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.
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)
Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey
Cut out the pastry bases with a cookie cutter, and place in a buttered baking tray, along with a cherry in each one.
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.
Cut out the pastry tops with a smaller cookie cutter, place on top of each, then apply a milk wash.
Place in the middle of a pre-heated oven at gas mark 6 (400 degrees F) for 20 minutes.
Done! Quick and easy, ideal for snacks, dessert or party food. I’m already looking forward to making more this year.
Oh and Batman appreciated them too.