- 1 cooking apple, peeled, cored and finely chopped
Grown in temperate regions, apples are one of the most widely cultivated tree fruits. There are…
- zest and juice 1 orange
One of the best-known citrus fruits, oranges aren't necessarily orange - some varieties are…
- 50g dried ready-to-eat apricots, chopped
A relative of the peach, nectarine, plum and cherry, apricots are fragrant, with a soft, velvety…
- 25g shelled pistachios
- 50g dried cranberries
A tart, ruby-red coloured berry which grows wild on shrubs throughout northern Europe and North…
- 175g sultanas
- 1 tsp cinnamon
A fragrant spice which comes from the inner bark of a tropical tree. When dried, it curls into…
- ½ tsp grated nutmeg
One of the most useful of spices for both sweet and savoury…
- 2 tbsp brandy
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 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
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.
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.
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).