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These pastry stars sandwiched with mincemeat are a twist on a classic mincepie
Carluccio's Lasagnetta Mince Pies
Prep Time
25 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 
An Italian twist on a mince pie
Course: Christmas
Cuisine: Baking
Servings: 4
Calories: 591 kcal
Author: Helen Best-Shaw
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
  1. Preheat the oven to 170C
  2. 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.
  3. Mix all the other ingredients in a saucepan. Bring to the boil and simmer for 5 mins
  4. For the sauce
  5. 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.
  6. 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
Nutrition Facts
Carluccio's Lasagnetta Mince Pies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 591 Calories from Fat 198
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 22g 34%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 195mg 65%
Sodium 291mg 12%
Potassium 371mg 11%
Total Carbohydrates 79g 26%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Sugars 42g
Protein 8g 16%
Vitamin A 12.8%
Vitamin C 21.9%
Calcium 7.5%
Iron 8.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.