Mincemeat and Apple Round

I still have loads of mincemeat to use up so decided to try this recipe today..

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I had one cooking apple to use up so was going to make the full amount, although I decided to make mini rounds rather than one big one. I started making the dough and I thought it was really soft, I barely added any milk but was still a very soft dough..

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I had to add lots of flour to the board and rolling pin, and did eventually manage to roll out the first half into 6 circles..

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It says to spread the mincemeat on but because mine are smaller I spooned on little piles. I think I put about a teaspoon on each one..

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Then I grated the apple and put about a teaspoon on top of the mincemeat..

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Next I rolled out the dough for the top and cut out another 6 circles the same size to put on the top..

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I used one of my cake decorating tools to crimp the edges together then brushed with milk and sprinkled with sugar..

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After about 20 minutes in the oven they were looking golden and crisp..

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I didn’t have anything to serve these with so we just had them on their own warm. I suppose you could say these are an alternative to mincemeat pies! The outside of the dough is lovely and crispy but then has a nice soft layer inside. The filling is great, can’t really go wrong with a good mincemeat! Overall these were a great hot pudding and I’m glad I made mini ones!

Would I make these again? Yes, I still have more mincemeat left and these are delicious!

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