Filo Pastry Parcels with Mincemeat Filling

Filo Pastry Parcels with Mincemeat Filling

Filo Pastry Parcels with Mincemeat Filling

Apples, dried fruit, candied peel and suet are the basic ingredients for preparing a delicious mincemeat filling for this filo pastry parcels recipe.

October 18, 2018

Type of dish

Dietary Consideration

serves for

8

total time

3 HR 35 MIN

ingredients

filo pastry
1 packet
Mincemeat
560 g (bought or home-made)
egg yolks
2
Flour
for working
fruit
250 g, dried (currants, raisins, sultanas, figs, dates, apricots... )
candied
50 g, mixed, peel
apple
1 cooking
suet
100 g
sugar
50 g, cane
almonds
25 g
Orange
2 organic, grated rind
Lemon
1 organic, grated rind
Spices
2 tsp, mixed, ground (nutmeg, cloves, cinnamon)

Preparation

  • For home-made mincemeat, finely chop or mince the apples, dried fruit, candied peel and suet.
  • Add the other ingredients and mix well.
  • Then put into the oven at 100°C for 3 hours and stir frequently.
  • Cut the pastry into double the number of circles or squares required (approx 14 cm in size).
  • Brush with 3 - 4 tbsp melted butter and put the pieces of pastry together in twos.
  • Brush the edges with a little egg yolk and put a little mincemeat in the middle of each piece.
  • Gather the pastry up around the filling and press together to make purses.
  • Brush with the remaining egg yolk and bake in a preheated oven (200°C with fan) for 15-20 minutes, until golden brown.
  • Put on plates with vanilla ice cream, dust with icing sugar and serve lukewarm.

Tips

  • Cannot be frozen.

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