Author Topic: Fruit Mince Pies - With photo  (Read 65163 times)

Offline chrissa

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 627
    • View Profile
Re: Fruit Mince Pies - With photo
« Reply #60 on: December 22, 2013, 09:31:09 am »
I love mince pies.  In fact I love anything with fruit mince.

Unfortunately this year I was told I have high potassium and I have to stop eating certain foods and fruit mince is one of them 😥

But it's christmas ...surely one little mince pie won't hurt 😜
I do the best I can

Offline Wonder

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 4768
    • View Profile
Re: Fruit Mince Pies - With photo
« Reply #61 on: December 22, 2013, 11:09:28 am »
I've been making these and the pastry has been a disaster, either to soft and it just sticks or too hard and it cracks. Maybe I need to use a little flower. I've been working on them for over 1 1/2 hours and I've only got 8 pies. It's just not my day cooking wise today.

Offline beyondbeeton

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 50
    • View Profile
Re: Fruit Mince Pies - With photo
« Reply #62 on: December 22, 2013, 01:10:43 pm »
Is it the weather maybe, Wonder? I've made 60 of thee pies in the last few days and I found the pastry pretty forgiving but I floured well and had the air conditioning going.
Mum to two hungry boys born Dec 2010 and July 2013.

Offline JulieO

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 4565
    • View Profile
Re: Fruit Mince Pies - With photo
« Reply #63 on: December 22, 2013, 08:54:33 pm »
It's a Donna Hay recipe for the pastry Wonder.  It can be hard to handle this time of year.  Maybe you could try another pastry recipe?

Offline Wonder

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 4768
    • View Profile
Re: Fruit Mince Pies - With photo
« Reply #64 on: December 22, 2013, 09:41:14 pm »
I'll give it another go tonight and see how it goes if I flour the bench and the dough. It was softer than I remembered even when i made it which was on a cool day so maybe my measurements were off a little. I also used the same trays as I have in the past and they stuck!! I think yesterday just wasn't my day for cooking - for anything really  :-[ Shame I'm working all day today.

Offline JulieO

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 4565
    • View Profile
Re: Fruit Mince Pies - With photo
« Reply #65 on: December 22, 2013, 10:42:31 pm »
We all have those days Wonder believe me!  If it still doesn't work, I think I remember someone saying they used the pastry recipe from EDC with success, so that's an option.

I haven't made any this year myself so can't even say that mine turned out okay  :D

Offline Wonder

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 4768
    • View Profile
Re: Fruit Mince Pies - With photo
« Reply #66 on: December 22, 2013, 11:07:10 pm »
Thanks for the tip. I'll remember that tonight if I'm still having trouble. I defintely won't be spending as long trying to get it to work this time.

Offline dc

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 2
    • View Profile
Re: Fruit Mince Pies - With photo
« Reply #67 on: December 23, 2013, 12:46:37 pm »
I made these tonight but used jar fruit mince (as seem to have a collection of the jars!). I was a little concerned re pastry and am very new to thermomix but they turned out beautiful. Will make more, thankyou.

Offline judydawn

  • Global Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 37355
    • View Profile
Re: Fruit Mince Pies - With photo
« Reply #68 on: December 23, 2013, 12:50:32 pm »
Nice to hear they worked well dc, welcome to the forum with your first posting  :)
Judy from North Haven, South Australia

Make the most of every day, you never know what is around the corner.

Offline JulieO

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 4565
    • View Profile
Re: Fruit Mince Pies - With photo
« Reply #69 on: December 23, 2013, 08:30:04 pm »
Thanks for reporting back dc.  So glad it worked out for you.  :D

Offline mab19

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 5324
    • View Profile
Re: Fruit Mince Pies - With photo
« Reply #70 on: December 24, 2013, 04:24:32 am »
I made these this morning and they are delicious.  Gave some to the next door neighbour and came back to find DH scoffing into some.  He declaired them the best he has ever tasted.   :)
The  man who said it can't be done should not interupt the woman doing it.

Offline JulieO

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 4565
    • View Profile
Re: Fruit Mince Pies - With photo
« Reply #71 on: December 24, 2013, 09:34:10 am »
Yay mab19!  So pleased you liked them  :D

Offline maddy

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 3758
    • View Profile
Re: Fruit Mince Pies - With photo
« Reply #72 on: December 25, 2013, 09:28:46 am »
Delicious Julie  :) I used Tenina's vanilla bean pastry from FFS book (gorgeous to work with & a lovely short pastry)





And a good excuse to use the purpose pie stand I've had for years  :D
.........EAT CAKE!

Offline Cornish Cream

  • Global Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 17165
    • View Profile
Re: Fruit Mince Pies - With photo
« Reply #73 on: December 25, 2013, 10:17:02 am »
Wonderful Mince Pies Maddy.The stand really shows them off 8)
« Last Edit: December 25, 2013, 10:20:29 am by Cornish Cream »
Denise...Buckinghamshire,U.K.
Don't cry over the past,it's gone.Don't stress about the future,it hasn't arrived.Live in the present and make it beautiful.

Offline judydawn

  • Global Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 37355
    • View Profile
Re: Fruit Mince Pies - With photo
« Reply #74 on: December 25, 2013, 10:19:35 am »
A special stand for Christmas fruit mince pies - well I never  ;D  How good do they look.
Judy from North Haven, South Australia

Make the most of every day, you never know what is around the corner.