Fresh Mincemeat Plate Pie

Preparation info
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Appears in
A Taste of Dreams

By Josceline Dimbleby

Published 1976

  • About

The filling for this pie gives a taste of Christmas and yet it has a much fresher sharper taste than real mincemeat. It is a lovely combination of consistencies.


    For the Pastry

  • 10 oz plain flour (275 g)
  • 4 oz block margarine


Cut the fat into the flour and salt in a mixing bowl. Rub together with your fingertips until it is like breadcrumbs. Mix in a little very cold water until the mixture just sticks together. Gather into a ball and leave in the fridge for at least 1 hour.

Peel and core the apples and cut into pieces. Put them with the sugar, lemon juice and a very little water in a saucepan. Cover, and si