My true love gave to me…
A Recipe for Hazelnut Fruit Mince Pies

This recipe will take a couple of days to make. You need to let the fruit sit, so the flavours can come together for the best results.
However, if you don’t have a couple of days to make them, I have made this in one night, and they were still great.

Hazelnut Fruit Mince Pies Printable Here
[Makes 24 mini pies]
For The Fruit Mince….

Peeled, cored and grated

Place all ingredients into a glass bowl, and mix together.
Cover with glad wrap, and sit for 2 days in a cool place. Occasionally stirring the ingredients together.
For the Hazelnut Pastry..Once the two days is up, you can make the pastry!!
Preheat oven to 170 degrees Celsius
Place the flour, hazelnut meal, icing sugar and butter in your food processor.
(I’m sure you can use your hands too…)
(Obviously NOT while using the food processor)
(Just if you don’t have one!)Process ingredients until they resemble breadcrumbs.
Then add the egg yolk.

Process until a dough forms.
Take your dough, and place on a floured surface.
Roll out dough until about 3mm thick, and then cut out circles to put in mini muffin pan. Big enough to come up the sides.
Remember to save enough dough (about 1/4) for the lids of the pies.
If you make the bases to thick, you will run out of dough.
Place your cut out circles into the mini muffin tray.
I sprayed my tray generously with baking spray before putting the pastry in. I didn’t want any to stick!!Spoon about 2 tablespoons of the mixture into the pastry.Using your saved pastry, cut out slightly smaller circles, and place them on top of the mixture gently pressing the sides together.
Place in the oven for approximately 20 minutes, or until slightly golden on top.

Once cooked, let cool in tray, and then place on cooling rack to cool completely.
Keep them in an airtight container. (This is how many I had left after several “taste tests”)Or eat half of them then and there. It is Christmas after all!
You could place these in a nice Christmas tin, and give them to people as gifts – if you like sharing your treats with others…