Happy Christmas and Happy 2016… plus simple Tasty Christmas Recipe below

filo-pastry-tartsby-London_food_photographer_Michael_Michaels

It’s that time of year again and to help you celebrate, here’s a delicious festive recipe that’s really easy to make.

filo-pastry-tartsby-London_food_photographer_Michael_Michaels

Christmas Greeting 2015 from Michael Michaels

 

To make these fab Christmas filo tarts, you will need:

  • 270g pack of Jus-Rol filo pastry
  • 75g melted butter or low calorie spray oil
  • 1 jar mincemeat filling
  • 1tbsp brandy, optional
  • Glacé cherries, optional
  • Icing sugar to decorate

To make:

  1. Heat oven to 200C or 180C fan
  2. Brush a 12 hole tin or equivalent, with the melted butter
  3. Lightly brush each sheet with melted butter or lightly spray with oil, working quickly to avoid them drying out
  4. Cut each sheet into 8 squares
  5. Place approx 4 squares into each hole on the tin, making sure each is rotated or offset  a little from the previous one, and form a well in the middle
  6. Add a spoon of the mincemeat mixed with the brandy, filling into each well. Top with chopped glacé cherries if used and bake in the oven for about 15 minutes or until golden.
  7. Allow to cool in the trays for a few minutes then transfer onto a wire rack to cool completely
  8. Decorate with a dusting of icing sugar and you’re done.

 

These will keep about 4 days in an airtight container

To prevent sheets from drying out, loosely cover them with a damp tea towel

 

 

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