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Mince pies

5
5
5
SmartPoints value per serving
Total Time
1hr
Prep
30 min
Cook
20 min
Serves
12
Difficulty
Easy
Put a little time aside this Christmas and make your own weight loss friendly mince pies - they look amazing and taste divine.

Ingredients

Calorie controlled cooking spray

4 spray(s)

Plain White Flour

225 g

Salt

¼ teaspoons

Low Fat Spread

100 g

Icing Sugar

5 teaspoons, level

Egg, whole, raw

1 medium, raw, beaten

Mincemeat

5 tablespoons

Apple(s)

1 medium, peeled and finely chopped

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C, fan 180°C, gas mark 6. Mist a non-stick patty tin with cooking spray.
  2. Put the flour and salt in a mixing bowl. Using your fingertips, rub in the spread until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs.Using a knife, stir in 3 tsp of the icing sugar and most of the egg until the mixture comes together (add a few drops of cold water if it becomes too dry).
  3. Roll the dough into a ball, wrap in clingfilm then chill in the fridge for 10 minutes.
  4. Lightly dust a work surface with flour then roll out the pastry to around 5mm thick. Using a 7.5cm cutter, stamp out 12 rounds, re-rolling the trimmings as needed. Using a 6cm-wide star-shaped cutter, stamp out 12 stars from the remaining pastry. Press the rounds into base of the prepared tin. Combine the mincemeat and apple in a bowl then spoon the filling between the patty tin holes. Top with the star pastry then brush over the remaining egg.
  5. Bake for 15-20 minutes until golden brown. Set aside to cool in the tin for a few minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack and sprinkle over the remaining icing sugar.

Start eating better than ever!