Filo mince pies

Fruity Christmas treats perfect for cooking with kids
2 ratings
Recipe by: Mixer | Eat Move Learn cook

The holiday season wouldn’t be the same without mince pies! My yummy mince pies are a delicious dessert and easy to make. Don’t forget to save one for Santa!

This recipe is from our Eat Move Learn programme helping kids to eat healthily and stay active. You can see all of our recipes suitable for young cooks here.

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Ingredients
  • 1 banana
  • 150g raisins
  • 75g dates (without stones)
  • 150g cooking apples, cored and chopped
  • 150ml unsweetened apple juice
  • ½ teaspoon mixed spice
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 pack filo pastry (6 sheets)
  • 150ml semi-skimmed milk
Time
60 mins

Nutrition information (per serving)

SERVES:
15
5 A DAY:
1
Method
  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C/Fan 180°C.
  2. Put the peeled banana in a bowl and mash it using the back of a fork.
  3. Put the banana, raisins, dates, apples, juice and spices into a saucepan.
  4. Heat the mixture on the hob until it is simmering. Simmer for 20 minutes, stirring often, until it becomes a pulp. Once cooked, let it cool slightly.
  5. While the mixture is cooling, lightly flour a clean surface and roll the pastry out flat.
  6. Cut the filo pastry into squares (around 10cm x 10cm) using kitchen scissors.
  7. Using a pastry brush, lightly brush the squares with milk.
  8. Lay 3 squares of pastry on top of each other and do this with the rest of your squares.
  9. Put 1 teaspoon of fruit mixture in the middle of each square.
  10. Pinch the corners of the pastry together to make a parcel.
  11. Gently lift each parcel and put it on the baking tray lined with greaseproof paper.
  12. Bake your parcels for 10 minutes, or until they turn golden.
  13. When they are ready, take the parcels out of the oven and let them cool.
  14. Serve with a glass of milk – delish!
This is easy for young cooks because you can use scissors to cut the pastry, and a pastry brush is just like painting!