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French Tart's Note:
A great and EASY alternative to Mince Pies and these are healthy too! I always make a batch or 2 or 3 or 4 of traditional mince pies (!!) at Christmas time, but these are ALWAYS requested by my family & friends as well! They can be made throughout the year for a quick and easy snack; ideal for lunch boxes and picnics or charity cakes & bakes. They are REALLY good made with my Traditional British Boozy Mincemeat - Fat Free. Get the children to help too--they are SO easy to make & it gets everyone involved in the festivities!
My Private Note
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- 1Preheat the oven to 200°C or 400°F.
- 2Grease a shallow baking tin, 11 x 7 inches.
- 3Melt the butter or margarine gently in a large saucepan. Add the sugar and mix well.
- 4While the butter and sugar are being heated up, mix the porridge oats & flour together in a bowl.
- 5When the butter & sugar mixture have turned to liquid, take the pan off the heat and add the flour & oat mixture gradually, stirring all the time.
- 6When it is all thoroughly mixed and blended, spoon HALF the mixture into a well greased shallow baking tin.
- 7With the flat of your hand, press the mixture down firmly all over - making sure it gets into all the corners!
- 8The firmer you press, the less crumbly it will be when it has been cooked & therefore easier to pick up and eat!
- 9Next, using a tablespoon, spread ALL the mincemeat over the top - making sure it is evenly spread and goes into all those corners again! Press it down with the back of the spoon.
- 10Then spread the remaining oat & flour mixture over the top - again pressing down firmly and making sure it is evenly spread.
- 11Bake the mincemeat slices in the centre of the oven for about 20 minutes OR until the top is tinged brown - NOT too dark and brown.
- 12Remove from the oven & with a sharp knife, cut into 12 squares - BUT make sure to leave them in the tin until they are cold. It is easier to remove them this way.
- 13Sprinkle with icing sugar if you want and store in an airtight tin, that's if they are not gobbled up straight away!
- 14These can be re-heated in a warm oven OR microwave - then serve with cream or brandy butter as a nice, festive dessert.
- 15Be careful NOT to overheat in the microwave as mincemeat can really burn your mouth if it gets too hot!
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Nutritional Facts for Christmas Mincemeat and Oat Squares/Slices
Serving Size: 1 (75 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 12
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 291.3
- Calories from Fat 95
- Total Fat 10.5 g
- Saturated Fat 6.2 g
- Cholesterol 25.4 mg
- Sodium 81.2 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 46.6 g
- Dietary Fiber 3.5 g
- Sugars 20.7 g
- Protein 4.3 g