Mincemeat Squares

Recipe by foodtvfan
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READY IN: 55mins
SERVES: 20-25
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • PASTRY
  • 2 12
    cups sifted all-purpose flour
  • 1
    tablespoon white sugar
  • 1
    teaspoon salt
  • 1
    cup lard
  • 1
    egg yolk, reserve the egg white for the top
  • 12
    cup milk, enough to make 1/2 cup
  • FILLING
  • 3
    cups mincemeat
  • 1 -2
    tablespoon butter, cut into small pieces
  • TOPPING
  • 1
    egg white, for top crust
  • GLAZE AFTER BAKING(optional)
  • 2
    tablespoons lemon juice
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DIRECTIONS

  • PASTRY:
  • Sift flour, sugar and salt into a large bowl.
  • Cut in lard with a pastry blender until it resembles coarse meal.
  • Put egg yolk in measuring cup, add milk to make 1/2 cup.
  • Add egg mixture to bowl; stir until dough clings together and forms a ball.
  • Roll out half the dough on a floured surface to a 15" x 11" rectangle; transfer to a cookie sheet.
  • Note: You can make a parchment paper or wax paper pattern measuring 15” x 11”. Roll out pastry directly onto the paper for easy transfer to baking sheet.
  • FILLING:
  • Spread mincemeat filling evenly over dough to within 3/4 inch of edges.
  • Dot the top of the mincemeat with the bits of butter.
  • FINAL ASSEMBLY:
  • Roll out remaining half of dough; cut vents.
  • Moisten edges of bottom pastry with cool water using a pastry brush or your fingers. Cover filling with the top pastry, sealing edges.
  • Pinch edges together and crimp.
  • TOPPING:
  • Beat egg white until stiff; spread on top crust.
  • Bake in preheated 400 degree Fahrenheit oven for 25 minutes, or until golden brown. Remove to wire rack.
  • GLAZE (optional):
  • Combine icing sugar and lemon juice in a small bowl.
  • Drizzle over warm pastry.
  • Cool slightly before cutting into squares to serve.
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