Mince Pie Stars

MAKES 6 READY IN 25 MIN

400g ready-made puff pastry Fresh orange juice 12 tsp fruit mince 1 egg, whisked 1-2 tbsp demerara sugar Sugar shimmer dust or silver spray (optional)

ITake the pastry out of the f r idge 15 min before you want to start making the pies. Heat the oven to 180‚°C, then stir the orange juice into the fruit mince.

2 Unroll the pastry onto a lightly floured surface and, using a star-shaped cutter, cut 12 stars (or as many as you can), re-rolling the pastry as necessary. Transfer half the stars to baking trays, lined with non-stick baking paper.

3 Put 1-2 tsp fruit mince onto each star and wet the edges with a little of the beaten egg.

Put the tops on and squish together the edges, then crimp with a fork. Glaze with egg wash and sprinkle with the demerara sugar.

4 Bake for 15 min, until golden brown.

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Transfer to a wire rack to cool, then sprinkle or spray with silver decoration tuck in while they're still warm.

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