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Pink Lady Apple and Mincemeat Tarts

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    A lighter alternative to traditional mince pies, these simple tarts combine melt in the mouth pastry filled with fresh apples and mincemeat to give a really fresh twist to a Christmas classic.

    Pink Lady Apple and Mincemeat Tarts

    Ingredients.

    • 1 x 375 g pack ready rolled sweet shortcrust pastry
    • 200g mincemeat
    • 1 Pink Lady Apple, cored and finely diced
    • 25g dried cranberries
    • Icing sugar to dust

    How to make Pink Lady Apple and Mincemeat Tarts:

    1. Preheat the oven to 200°C/400°F. Unroll the pastry onto a clean board. Using a 7 cm cutter stamp out 12 circles and use to line a bun tin. Put in the fridge for 30 minutes. Reserve the pastry trimmings.
    2. Meanwhile in a bowl mix together the mincemeat, diced apple and dried cranberries. Spoon a little of the apple mincemeat into each pastry case.
    3. Using the pastry trimmings stamp out 12 small star or heart shapes. Put a star or heart on the top of each mincemeat tart. Bake in the oven for 15- 20 minutes until lightly golden and cooked.
    4. Leave to cool for 5 minutes then transfer to a wire rack and dust with icing sugar. Serve warm or cold.

    Recipe from www.pinkladyapples.co.uk

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