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These pastry stars sandwiched with mincemeat are a twist on a classic mincepie
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Carluccio's Lasagnetta Mince Pies

An Italian twist on a mince pie
Servings: 4
Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time30 mins

Ingredients

  • 200 g ready made sweet pastry
  • plain flour - to dust
  • 25 g Raisins
  • 25 g orange peel - finely chopped
  • 30 g Dried Prunes - finely chopped
  • 30 g Dried apricots - finely chopped
  • 30 g Almond flakes - toasted<br>
  • 40 g Brown sugar
  • 80 ml Good quality dark rum
  • 1 Apple - chopped or grated
  • 1/2 lemon - juice

Zabaglione sauce

  • 4 Egg yolks
  • 80 g caster sugar
  • 50 ml Marsala wine

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 170C
  • Roll the pastry until about 3mm thck, cut out stars using a star cutter. Place in the Whisk the egg oven on a pre-heated tray lined with baking paper, or until golden.
  • Mix all the other ingredients in a saucepan. Bring to the boil and simmer for 5 mins
  • For the sauce
  • Whisk the egg yolks, caster sugar and wine in a bowl and cook over a bain marie until it thickens to a custard like consistency.
  • Place a spoonful of the dried fruit mix in the centre of a plate, and top with a pastry star. Repeat until the dish is 4, or more stars high. Serve with the custard around the mince pie
• Please note that the nutrition information provided below is approximate and meant as a guideline only.
• Unless stated otherwise cup conversions have been made with an online tool. For accuracy please check with your favoured conversion tool. We recommend buying inexpensive digital kitchen scales.
Calories: 591kcal | Carbohydrates: 79g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 195mg | Sodium: 291mg | Potassium: 371mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 42g | Vitamin A: 640IU | Vitamin C: 18.1mg | Calcium: 75mg | Iron: 1.5mg
Course: Christmas
Cuisine: Baking