Whoa. We have been baking up a storm in all this Harry Potter excitement! Today, we’ve got mince pies, which are a British Christmas thing, but they’re also really good in July!
Mince Pies are a sweet mixture of raisins and other dried fruits, but traditionally have some pretty nasty animal products in them that I won’t mention here.
I based the recipe for the filling on Alton Brown’s Mincemeat Pie recipe and the crust was based on a recipe from The Joy of Baking for shortcrust. I don’t think mincemeat traditionally has cinnamon, but I don’t especially like clove or allspice, so I just used cinnamon and nutmeg.
I’m really happy with the way these came out! I hope you enjoy!