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Mince pies

  • Vegetarian Diet

    Diet based on cereals, pulses, nuts, seeds, vegetables, fruits and other animal foods such as honey and eggs. Excludes meat, fish, mollusks.

Method

For the dough

  • In a bowl add the flour, the butter cut into cubes, the icing sugar, salt, and rub well with your hands until the whole butter is dissolved and the mixture looks like wet sand.
  • Add the egg yolk, the orange juice, and knead until there is a firm dough.
  • Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

For the filling

  • In a saucepan add the raisins, the cranberries, the brandy, the orange juice, and transfer over medium heat. Simmer for 4-5 minutes, until the raisins are tender and the moisture is evaporated. Let the mixture cool.
  • Transfer the mixture to a bowl and add the walnuts finely chopped, the sugar, the nutmeg, the cinnamon, the cloves, the marzipan, the orange zest, the butter, the apple, and mix well with a spoon. Set aside.

To assemble

  • Preheat the oven to 180ο C (350ο F) set to fan.
  • Cut 10 pieces of the dough, 80 g each, and spread them into 10 cm mini tart pans. Divide the whole filling among them and set aside.
  • Use a rolling pin to roll out the remaining dough on a floured working surface and then, use cookie cutters to shape it however you like. 
  • Place the patterns on top of each tart and brush them with the egg white.
  • Sprinkle with the sugar and bake for 30-35 minutes.
  • Let them cool and serve.
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Nutritional
Chart

Nutrition information per portion

784
Calories (kcal)
39 %

Calories

Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.

42.0
Total Fat (g)
60 %

Fatty Acids

Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.

22.0
Saturated Fat (g)
110 %

Saturated Fats

Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.

89.0
Total Carbs (g)
34 %

Carbohydrates

The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.

51.0
Sugars (g)
57 %

Sugars

Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.

9.6
Protein (g)
19 %

Protein

It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.

3.0
Fibre (g)
12 %

Fibers

They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.

0.11
Sodium (g)
2 %

Salt

A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily

*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.

*To calculate nutritional table data, we use software by Nutritics logo

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