Nancy Birtwhistle mince pies recipe with apricots, cranberries and chocolate chips on Steph’s Packed Lunch.

Nancy Birtwhistle served up delicious naughty but nice luxury mince pies with dried apricots, cranberries and dark chocolate chips on Steph’s Packed Lunch.

The ingredients are: 300g Mixed fruit and peel, 100g Ready to eat apricots (chopped into raisin sized pieces), 100g Dried cranberries, 200g Soft brown sugar, 1/2tsp Ground mace or grated nutmeg, 1 tsp Ground Cinnamon, 2 tsp Ground Mixed Spice, Finely grated zest of 1 orange and 1 lemon, 6 tbsp Cointreau/Brandy/Port or a mixture ! 6 Cardammon pods split and the seeds crushed, 8 tbsp. orange/lemon juice from the fruits, 50g Butter and 15g Chocolate Chips Dark.

For the pastry: 11oz Plain flour, Pinch salt, 6oz Butter (chilled and cut into cubes), 1 egg yolk mixed with 5 tbsp water and 1 oz Icing Sugar.




See more festive recipes in the book titled: Great British Bake Off: Christmas available from Amazon now.

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