Edward Hayden’s Tropical Mince Pies

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Celebrity TV chef Edward Hayden will be doing an IGTV takeover making his festive tropical mince pies.

Tropical Mince Pies

We are just giving the classical a contemporary twist!


  • Apple puree (4 apples)
  • Zest 2 lemons
  • 200g butter
  • 110g mixed peel
  • 2 tablespoons orange marmalade
  • 150g currants
  • 300g raisins
  • 150g sultanas
  • 300g brown sugar
  • 70ml Irish whiskey
  1. Add zest and juice of lemons to apple puree and one by one add the rest of the ingredients. Mix thoroughly. Put into a saucepan and bring to the boil. Transfer to sterile jars. Allow to mature for up to two weeks.

Sweet Pastry

  • 300g plain flour
  • 125g caster sugar
  • 150g butter
  • 1 egg
  1. Put all ingredients into mixer and mix until bound together.
  2. Wrap in cling film and allow to rest.

Crumble Topping

  • 250g plain flour
  • 110g caster sugar
  • 110g butter
  • 50g desiccated coconut
  1. Rub all the ingredients together. Add a little ground cinnamon if you wish.
  2. Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas Mark 4
  3. Grease and line your tin.
  4. Cut out discs of pastry and use them to line a 12 cup bun tray/mini muffin tin.
  5. Spoon some of the mincemeat into each of the pastry line cups and then top with the crumble topping.
  6. Bake for 15-18 minutes and serve with some freshly whipped cream with the addition of Irish whiskey.
Tropical mince pie recipe

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