Rochelle Humes' starry apple and mince pies

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Ingredients

• 375g plain flour
• 260g unsalted butter, softened
• 125g caster sugar, plus extra for sprinkling
• 1 large egg, plus 1 beaten egg for glazing
• 400g mincemeat
• 1 apple, cored and finely diced
• 25 g dried cranberries
• 1tsp cinnamon
• Icing sugar to dust

Method

1. Preheat the oven to 200°C / gas mark 6.

2. Place the flour and butter in a bowl and rub together to a crumb consistency. Add the sugar and the egg, and mix together. Tip out onto a lightly floured surface and fold until the pastry comes together, be careful not to over mix. Wrap the pastry in cling film and chill for 10 mins.

3. Meanwhile, in a bowl, mix together the mincemeat, diced apple, dried cranberries and cinnamon.

4. Unroll the chilled pastry onto a board (to about 3mm thick). Using roughly a 7cm cutter, stamp out 12 circles and use to line a muffin tin. Reserve the pastry trimmings.

5. Spoon a little of the apple mincemeat into each pastry case.

6. Using the pastry trimmings stamp out 12 small star shapes. Put a star on the top of each tart.

7. Bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes until lightly golden and cooked.

8. Leave to cool for five minutes then transfer to a wire rack and dust with icing sugar.

Rochelle has worked with Fairy and Make-A-Wish® UK to create this recipe.