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Welcome to the Yourcounty mince pie feature. Tradition places the origins of the humble mince pie with crusaders returning from the holy land, the pies being rectangular, shaped like a crib. Some historians maintain that the modern mince pie is an echo of an old Roman custom practised during Saturnalia. In any case the origins of mince pies as a Christmas treat is at least 700 years old. Historians maintain that the mix of ingredients are connected to the crusaders returning from the middle east to England with spices such as nutmeg, cinnamon and cloves. At that time the 'Christmas Pie' was a savoury and included suet and meat. Over the centuries it has become sweet and now the main ingredients is mincemeat and dried fruit.
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Mince Pie Preparation Time: 45 Minutes
Mince Pie Cooking Time: 20 Minutes
Why not try making some delicious Mince Pies and spoil your guests.
Ingredients: Serves 20
1 small cooking apple, cored
50g mixed peel, chopped
Grated rind of 1 large lemon or lime
1 tsp brandy
100g brown sugar
1 banana, chopped
400g plain flour
200g caster sugar
6 egg yolks
4 tbsp cold water, to mix
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