Mince Pie Brownies.

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I love mince pies and all things Christmassy. I have combined two of our family favourites to create these mince pie brownies.

These don’t actually have mince pies in them, just the mincemeat. I have used my own mincemeat in this recipe, you can, of course, use your favourite mincemeat.

I have altered the amount of butter and sugar I usually use to allow for the amount of fat and sugar in the mincemeat. I like a bit of Christmas spice so I have also added extra.

I hope you like these as much as we do!

You will need:

  • 135g Dark Chocolate (broken into squares)
  • 100g Butter
  • 120g Mincemeat
  • 1tsp Vanilla extract
  • 2 Eggs
  • 200g Caster Sugar
  • 135g Plain Flour
  • 1tsp Mixed Spice
  • ½ tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • 1/2tsp Baking Powder
  • 1tbsp Icing Sugar for dusting

Method:

  • Line and grease a square 20cm tin and preheat the oven to 180degrees
  • Melt the chocolate, butter and mincemeat together over a bain marie (heat proof bowl over a saucepan of simmering water), take care not to overheat the chocolate and butter.
  • Once the butter, chocolate and mincemeat has melted togethter, remove from the heat and add the vanilla extract and stir well, put to one side and allow to cool slightly.
  • Whisk the eggs and sugar together until the sugar has dissolved in the eggs and they look thick and creamy.
  • Gentle fold the chocolate mixture into the eggs and sugar making sure it is well incorporated.
  • Sift in the flour, spices and baking powder and fold though to ensure there are no lumps of flour.
  • Pour into the prepared tin and cook for 20-30 mins.
  • Allow to cool in the tin. The brownie may sink a little in the middle, this is fine.
  • Remove from the tin and paper, transfer to a cooling rack and dust generously with the icing sugar.
  • Once completely cold cut into squares and enjoy!

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