Mincemeat samosas

Prep: 1 hr, 30 mins Cook: 15 mins - 20 mins plus soaking

Easy

Makes 18
Give mince pies a makeover with this alternative recipe - all the festive flavour wrapped up in sheets of filo pastry and baked until crisp

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable

Nutrition: per samosa

  • kcal126
  • fat3g
  • saturates2g
  • carbs20g
  • sugars12g
  • fibre1g
  • protein2g
  • salt0.2g
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Ingredients

  • 1 cooking apple, peeled, cored and finely chopped
    Apples

    Apple

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    Grown in temperate regions, apples are one of the most widely cultivated tree fruits. There are…

  • zest and juice 1 orange
    Orange

    Orange

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    One of the best-known citrus fruits, oranges aren't necessarily orange - some varieties are…

  • 50g dried ready-to-eat apricots, chopped
    Apricots

    Apricot

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    A relative of the peach, nectarine, plum and cherry, apricots are fragrant, with a soft, velvety…

  • 25g shelled pistachios
  • 50g dried cranberries
    Cranberries

    Cranberry

    A tart, ruby-red coloured berry which grows wild on shrubs throughout northern Europe and North…

  • 175g sultanas
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
    Cinnamon

    Cinnamon

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    A fragrant spice which comes from the inner bark of a tropical tree. When dried, it curls into…

  • ½ tsp grated nutmeg
  • 2 tbsp brandy
    Brandy

    Brandy

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    Brandy is a distilled spirit made from virtually any fermented fruit or starchy vegetable.…

  • 1 tbsp clear honey
  • 50g butter, melted and kept warm
    Butter

    Butter

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    Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…

  • 6 sheets filo pastry (270g pack)
  • icing sugar, to decorate

Method

  1. Mix together the fruit, dried fruit, nuts, spices and brandy. Leave the mixture in the fridge for 30 mins to allow the flavours to develop, then stir in the honey. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Arrange the filo sheets with the short side facing you and, using scissors, cut the stack in 3 vertically, to make long strips. Brush the top 3 strips with melted butter.

  2. Working quickly, put 1 heaped spoonful of mincemeat at the top of the first strip. Fold one corner of the pastry over it to form a triangle, then continue folding alternately left and right to form a triangular package, until you’ve used up all the strip. Repeat with the other strips, brushing with butter before folding.

  3. Place on a baking sheet and brush each one with more melted butter. Bake for 15-20 mins until crisp and golden. Dust with icing sugar and serve warm (reheat later in a low oven if necessary).

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Comments (1)

swissmiss's picture
5

I used store bought mincemeat and they were super was to make. Cooked mine for 15 mins and they were delicious. Nice change from the usual pastry ones.

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