Safety and Instruction Manual With Recipes PLEASE READ

T27014
8 Mince Pie Maker
Safety and Instruction Manual With Recipes
PLEASE READ CAREFULLY
*Subject to registering Your Extended Guarantee online at www.towerhousewares.co.uk.
1912
Midland
Metal
Spinners was founded by
George Cadman, who was
then 65 years old, as a metal
holloware
manufacturing
company, in St. Mark’s Street,
Wolverhampton. They later
moved into the Tower and
Fort Works in Pelham Street,
which ultimately gave rise
to the famous Tower brand
name.
1937 Tower exhibited some
of their latest holloware
designs at the British
Industries Fair. As you can
see from the original poster,
their stand No. A410 must
have been a great sight as
it promoted their “Beautiful,
inexpensive, untarnishable
Plate, at prices all can afford
to pay”.
Simple, Delicious Pies
Now
you
can
have
homemade pies and tarts
whenever you want, using
ingredients you’ve selected
yourself in a fraction of the
time it takes to cook them
in a conventional oven. The
Tower Family 8 Mince Pie
Maker brings the wonders
of baking to your worktop.
Quick, easy and delicious,
you’ll never need to buy a
pie again.
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With the Tower 8 Mince Pie
Maker it is now simple and
easy for you to turn any
ingredients into delicious
pies. As long as they fit,
you can also use the Tower
8 Mince Pie Maker to heat
up cooked pies. No need
for the oven, just do it on
your worktop. Make golden
crusted pies, steak and
kidney, chicken, vegetables,
cottage pies, quiches or fruit
tarts.
1961 Tower became one of
the largest manufacturers
of aluminium holloware,
electric kettles, tea pots and
other household articles
with over 1,000 employees.
1974 Russell Hobbs took
ownership of the expanding
Tower brand.
Contents:
Please read this Manual carefully BEFORE using the 8 Mince
Pie Maker for your own safety.
Thank you for purchasing the Tower 8 Mince Pie Maker from
the Tower range of products.
It has been designed to provide many years of trouble-free
cooking.
There are many benefits to using a Tower 8 Mince Pie
Maker:
• Bakes at the optimal temperature for perfect results
every time
• Makes delicious sweet or savoury pies of your choice
• A moulded crimper seals the pie crust whilst baking
• Easy to clean, non-stick ceramic plates
• Cool touch handles with locking latch.
• 2 x pastry cutters included to make both the base and
lid, making sure your pastry is the right size every time.
1. Specifications
Components and
structure
2. Technical data
3. Important Safety
Information
4. Setting Up
5. Using your Appliance
6. Tips
7. Weights & Measures
8. Troubleshooting
9. Cleaning & Care
10. Recycling
11. Wiring Safety
12. Warranty Information
13. Your Receipt
14. Recipes
Homemade Short Crust Pastry Cherry Pie Filling
Apple Pie Filling
Pumpkin Pie Filling
Mince Pie Filling
See back page for
Customer Service
Information.
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1 - Specifications:
This box contains:
Instruction Manual
8 Mince Pie Maker
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Structure of your appliance:
1.
2.
3.
4
Power Light
Ready Light
Hinged Cover
4.
5.
6.
Locking Clip
Bottom Baking Surface
Skid Resistant Feet
7.
Top Baking Surface
2 - Technical Data:
Description: Model: Rated Voltage: Frequency: Power Consumption:
8 Mince Pie Maker
T27014
220 - 240V
~ 50/60Hz
1400W
Documentation
We declare that this product conforms to the following product legislation in
accordance with the following directive(s):
2004/108/EC 2006/95/EC 2011/65/EU 1935/2004/EC 2009/125/EC Electromagnetic Compatibility Directive.
Low Voltage Directive.
Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive.
Materials & Articles in Contact With Food
(LFGB section 30 & 31).
Eco-Design of Energy Related Products
RKW Quality Assurance, United Kingdom.
Guarantee:
All accessories are covered
by the warranty.
The main body and housing
are guaranteed for the
extended free warranty
subject to registration.
If any defect arises due
to faulty materials of
workmanship, the faulty
products must be returned
to the place of purchase.
Refund or replacement is at
the discretion of the retailer.
Should you encounter problems or require a
replacement part, contact The Tower Customer Service
Department on: +44 (0) 333 220 6066.
Any necessary spare parts may be ordered from the
Tower website.
Your warranty becomes void should you decide to use
non Tower spare parts. Spare parts can be purchased
from www.towerhousewares.co.uk
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3 - Important Safety Information:
Please read these notes carefully BEFORE using your
Tower appliance
• Check that the voltage of the
main circuit corresponds with
the rating of the appliance
before operating.
• Close supervision is
necessary when any
appliance is used by or near
children.
• If the supply cord or
appliance is damaged,
stop using the appliance
immediately and seek advice
from the manufacturer, its
service agent or a similarly
qualified person.
• Children should not play
with the appliance.
• Do not let the cord hang
over the edge of a table
or counter or let it come
into contact with any hot
surfaces.
• Do not carry the appliance
by the power cord.
• Do not use any extension
cord with this appliance.
• Do not pull the plug out by
the cord as this may damage
the plug and/or the cable.
• Switch off at the wall socket
then remove the plug from
the socket when not in use
or before cleaning.
• Switch off and unplug before
fitting or removing tools/
attachments, after use and
before cleaning.
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• This appliance can be
used by children aged
from 8 years and above
and persons with reduced
physical, sensory or mental
capabilities or lack of
experience and knowledge
if they have been given
supervision or instruction
concerning use of the
appliance in a safe way and
understand the hazards
involved.
• Cleaning and user
maintenance should not
be undertaken by children
without supervision.
• Take care when any
appliance is used near pets.
• Do not use this product
for anything other than its
intended use.
• This appliance is for
household use only.
• Please ensure that the
appliance is used on a
stable, level, and heat
resistant surface.
• Never attempt to lift or
move the 8 Mince Pie Maker
during use.
• Do not immerse cords, plugs
or any part of the appliance
in water or any other liquid.
• Do not touch the hot
surfaces and let the 8 Mince
Pie Maker cool completely
before cleaning.
• Do not use the appliance
outdoors.
• Wear oven gloves when
removing pies from the 8
Mince Pie Maker.
• CAUTION: During cooking
ensure you open the 8
Mince Pie Maker slowly and
carefully. Excess pie filling
may overflow the mould and
can scald.
• Do not overfill the pie mould
or use fillings with excess
liquid ingredients. This can
result in an overflow of filling.
The pie filling will be hot and
can scald.
• Do not place the 8 Mince Pie
Maker on or near a hot gas
or electric burner, or in or
near a heated oven.
• The 8 Mince Pie Maker must
be placed on a heat-resistant
surface.
• Use caution when placing
the pastry into the pie
mould. The surfaces and
cooking plates of the
appliance will be hot.
• WARNING: Filling will be
very hot after cooking. Be
careful when eating hot pies,
particularly those with fillings
such as tomato, jam or
cheese as these retain heat
and can burn.
• In the unlikely event the
appliance develops a fault,
stop using it immediately
and seek advice from the
service department:
+44 (0) 333 220 6066
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4 - Setting Up
Before first use:
• Carefully unpack the 8 Mince Pie Maker. Remove all packaging materials.
• Place the appliance on a flat, level surface.
• Open the 8 Mince Pie Maker Lid.
• Wipe the cooking plates with a damp cloth so that they are clean.
Note: Use a small amount of cooking oil to season the cooking plates, and wipe off any excess
with a dry cloth. This only needs to be done once.
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•
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Wipe the outside of the housing with a soft damp cloth. NEVER immerse the power cord
and plug in water or any other liquid.
Close the appliance.
Plug into the wall outlet and pre-heat for 10 minutes.
Note: During this initial phase some smoke may be emitted from the 8 Mince Pie Maker. This
is normal.
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5 - Using Your Appliance
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Place the 8 Mince Pie Maker onto a dry, level surface.
Close the cover and plug in.
A red light will turn on, signifying that the appliance is now pre-heating.
In approximately 3-8 minutes the green light will show, to indicate that the appliance is
pre-heated and ready for use.
Throughout the cooking process the green light will flash on and off indicating that the
correct cooking temperature is being maintained.
Ensure that the lid is always kept closed during the preheating and cooking process
Note: Do not cover or block the air passages at the bottom and side of the motor housing
during use.
Pies & Tarts:
1. If making pies and tarts use the pastry cutters to make the moulds. The larger one is for
the pie bottom, and the smaller for the pie top.
2. Unless the recipe states otherwise we recommend using Puff Pastry dough for the tops,
and standard pie dough for the bottom. If using store bought dough you can find Puff
Pastry dough in the freezer section of your supermarket. Pie dough is usually found in the
refrigerated section.
Note: Make sure the pastry used is less than 5mm thick to ensure even cooking.
3.
Open the 8 Mince Pie Maker and place the large bottom dough over the Pie Mould. Add
your fillings according to the recipe instructions and the weight of the fillings will cause
the dough to drop down into the mould. You can also use the bottom of a ladle to gently
press the dough into the mould being careful not to tear the dough.
WARNING! Surfaces are hot. Never touch the cooking surface directly with your fingers
4.
5.
6.
7.
If your recipe calls for a top, place the moulded dough top over the filled mould and
close the cover. Press the locking latch in until you hear a click indicating that it is locked.
Set a timer for the specified time as indicated in your recipe. You will notice the green
ready light will cycle on and off during the cooking process indicating that the correct
temperature is being maintained.
When the cooking time is complete unplug the 8 Mince Pie Maker from the wall outlet.
Pull the Locking latch up from the bottom and carefully lift the lid. If you need additional
browning simply close the lid and set the timer to the desired time.
Carefully remove the pie from the mould by using a nylon or wooden spatula. Do not use
metal utensils to avoid damaging the cerastone surface.
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5 - Using Your Appliance
Using the pastry cutters:
1. The pastry cutters are designed to create the perfect sized pastry for your 8 Mince Pie
Maker.
2. Once your pastry is made, dust it with flour to prevent sticking.
3. The large pastry cutter cuts the base and the smaller pastry cutter makes top of the pie.
4. Avoid twisting the pastry cutter as this can tear the pastry.
5. Place the pastry base into the pie mould, carefully pushing down so it fits.
6. Add your fillings, making sure to fill the pies no more than ¾ full, and then add the pastry
tops before closing the lid.
Defrosting/Reheating Pies:
• Defrost frozen pies at room temperature for around 1 hour, or 5 minutes on the defrost
setting of your microwave.
• To reheat pies, preheat the 8 Mince Pie Maker for 5 minutes.
• Heat frozen pies for approximately 30 – 40 minutes.
• Heat thawed pies for approximately 15 – 18 minutes.
• Always check that pies are defrosted fully before eating.
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6 - Tips
1.
It is recommended to wipe some olive or vegetable oil onto the cooking surfaces before
using the 8 Mince Pie Maker. This helps to brown the bottom crust well, and also makes it
easier to remove the pie after cooking.
2.
Ensure that your pie mould contains a sufficient amount of filling. If too little filling, the
top of the pie will not contact the heating plate and will not brown as well. Too much
filling and your pie could overflow during the cooking process and prevent the top and
bottom to seal. As a general rule, pastry fillings for pies should be ¾ full.
3.
Do not use raw fruit fillings or proteins for pies. Since most pies in your 8 Mince Pie Maker
are completed in less than 20 minutes this is not sufficient time to cook raw fillings. Always
precook ingredients before adding to the pie mould. You can find pre-made pie fillings in
the canned fruit section of your local supermarket, or see the recipe section of this manual
to make your own!
Pastry Tips:
Pre-made Pie Crust:
• First, unroll onto a piece of parchment paper. Using the pastry cutters, cut out the base as
close to the edge of the pie crust as possible. Take the remaining section and reposition
the dough to make a second mould. Press the dough down slightly with your fingers to
join the pieces.
• You can store unused moulded pie crust in the freezer by simply adding parchment paper
in-between layers and storing in a plastic freezer bag. Remove excess air from bag before
freezing.
• Always keep flour on hand to apply to the pastry in case it begins to stick.
Store Bought:
• For best results frozen pastry should be used as soon as it has thawed.
• Do not use pie dough for pie tops. We recommend using puff pastry dough for pie tops.
• You can find Puff Pastry sheets in the freezer section of your local supermarket.
• Pre made pie dough can be found in the refrigerated section of your supermarket, usually
where the refrigerated cookie dough and biscuits are located.
Home-Made:
• For best results wrap homemade pastry in cling film and store in the fridge for half an
hour prior to using.
• Roll home-made pastry in between two bits of cling film to stop it from sticking.
• If you wish to use home-made pastry for your pie, this can be prepared up to one day in
advance and then chilled.
• Do not knead and form the pastry for more than 15 minutes at any one time. After 15
minutes of kneading, wrap the pastry in cling film and allow it cool in the fridge before
using again.
• Pat your pastry into the shape you want to roll it into before chilling it, so that is rolls
easier.
• Cold hands are the best for pastry making. If your hands are becoming warm whilst you’re
handling the pastry, run them under cold water quickly before continuing.
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7 - Weights & Measures
Check these charts for basic imperial to metric conversions
of weights.
Metric
Imperial
US cups
Imperial
Metric
250ml
8 floz
1 cup
1/2 oz
15g
180ml
6 fl oz
3/4 cup
1 oz
30g
150ml
5 floz
2/3 cup
2 oz
60g
120ml
4 floz
1/2 cup
3 oz
90g
75ml
2 1/2 floz
1/3 cup
4 oz
110g
60ml
2 floz
1/4 cup
5 oz
140g
30ml
1 floz
1/8 cup
6 oz
170g
15ml
1/2 floz
1 tablespoon
7 oz
200g
8 oz
225g
9 oz
255g
10 oz
280g
11 oz
310g
12 oz
340g
13 oz
370g
14 oz
400g
15 oz
425g
1 lb
450g
Food Allergies
Important Note: Some of the recipes contained in this document may contain nuts and/
or other allergens. Please be careful when making any of our sample recipes that you ARE
NOT allergic to any of the ingredients. For more information on allergies, please visit the
Food Standards Agency’s website at: www.food.gov.uk
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8 - Troubleshooting
Questions
Answers
Can I use raw meat in
the 8 Mince Pie Maker?
No. All meat needs to be pre-cooked. The cooking time is not long enough
for raw meat to be cooked.
How can I remove my
pies without them
breaking?
Allow the pie to cool slightly. Carefully use a non-metallic spatula to ease
around the sides and bottom of the pie and then gently remove the pie.
For extra help, add olive oil to the pie molds before cooking.
What is the best pastry
to use in my 8 Mince
Pie Maker?
We recommend using puff pastry for the lid of your pie and short crust
pastry for the base.
Can I put raw filling in
my 8 Mince Pie Maker?
No. It’s best to cook all vegetables, fruit and meat before using them as
filling as the time to cook the outer pastry of the pie is not long enough to
cook the inner ingredients.
Can I make pies
without a lid?
Yes you can make lidless pies and tarts in the 8 Mince Pie Maker. When
making a pie without a lid, ensure your pie mould is not overfilled with
filling. Extra wet ingredients like gravy can overflow and damage the
cooking plate. Using dryer ingredients is best.
What kind of pies can
I make in my Tower 8
Mince Pie Maker?
The possibilities are endless with your Tower Family 8 Mince Pie Maker.
From vegetable, chicken, steak and fruit pies and tarts, you can mix and
match whatever ingredients you please. We recommend using leftovers
from your roast dinner to create a tasty pie with a difference,
Just make sure all your ingredients are pre-cooked and then you’re ready
to go!
Why is my pie cooking
unevenly?
You may have rolled your pastry too thick. Ensure it is 5mm or less.
Always allow your Tower Family 8 Mince Pie Maker pre-heating time before
using. Wait until the green light is cycling on and off before adding your
pastry and filling.
Why is my pastry
soggy?
You may be using too much of a liquid ingredient. Liquid ingredients like
gravy, custard or sauces can overflow and make the pastry soggy if you use
too much of them on their own.
Always leave your pie to cook in the 8 Mince Pie Maker until it is golden
brown.
Why is my pie taking
longer than usual to
cook?
The thicker the pastry, the longer the pie will take to cook. Thin out the
pastry for a quicker cooking time.
Can I store cooked
pies?
Yes. You can keep homemade pies in the fried for 3-4 days after cooking.
Allow to cool before storing in an air tight container. You can even use your
Tower 8 Mince Pie Maker to reheat them when you’re ready.
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9 - Cleaning & Care
CAUTION:
Do not immerse the appliance, cord or plug in water.
Not dishwasher safe.
Before cleaning the 8 Mince Pie Maker, unplug power cord from the wall outlet and allow to
completely cool. In order to prevent food residue build-up clean your 8 Mince Pie Maker after
each use.
Wipe the inside and the wells of your 8 Mince Pie Maker with a clean, soapy sponge or cloth.
Remove soapy residue with a damp cloth and dry thoroughly.
To remove stubborn stains use a nylon brush or other utensil safe for cerastone surfaces.
Do not use steel wool or scouring pads. Do not use abrasive cleansers.
Wipe the exterior with a clean, damp cloth.
Clean the pastry cutters in warm soapy water, do not place the pastry cutters in the dishwasher.
IMPORTANT!
Allow to dry fully after cleaning before using again.
Do not use the appliance if damp. Ensure the appliance is completely clean and dry before
storing.
Storage
Unplug power cord from the power outlet and clean as above.
Allow the appliance to dry fully.
Store on a flat, dry level surface out of reach of children.
10 - Recycling
DISPOSAL OF THE UNIT
Appliances bearing the symbol shown here may not be disposed of in domestic rubbish.
You are required to dispose of old electrical and electronic appliances like this separately.
Please visit www.recycle-more.co.uk or www.recyclenow.co.uk for access to information
about the recycling of electrical items.
Please visit www.weeeireland.ie for access to information about the recycling of
electrical items purchased in Ireland.
The WEEE directive, introduced in August 2006, states that all electrical items must be
recycled, rather than taken to landfill.
Please arrange to take this appliance to your local Civic Amenity site for
recycling, once it has reached the end of its life.
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11 - Wiring Safety for UK Use Only
IMPORTANT
FUSE
As the colours in the
mains lead of this
appliance may not
correspond with the
coloured markings
identifying the terminals
in your plug, please
proceed as follows:
The plug must be fitted with a fuse of the
same rating already fitted and conforming to
BS 1362 and be ASTA approved.
If in doubt consult a qualified electrician who
will be pleased to do this for you.
The wires in the mains lead are coloured in
accordance with the following code:
Blue neutral [N] Brown live [L]
Green/Yellow [EARTH]
Plug Fitting Details (Where Applicable).
The wire coloured blue is the neutral and
must be connected to the terminal marked
[N] or coloured black.
The wire coloured brown is the live wire and
must be connected to the terminal marked
[L] or coloured red.
Non-Rewireable Mains Plug
If your appliance is supplied with a nonrewireable plug fitted to the mains lead and
should the fuse need replacing, you must
use an ASTA approved one (conforming to
BS 1362 of the same rating).
If in doubt, consult a qualified electrician
who will be pleased to do this for you.
If you need to remove the plug - disconnect
it from the mains - and then cut it off the
mains lead and immediately dispose of it
safely. Never attempt to reuse the plug or
insert it into a socket outlet as there is a
danger of an electric shock.
The wire coloured green/yellow must be
connected to the terminal marked with the
letter [E] or marked .
On no account must either the brown or
the blue wire be connected to the [EARTH]
terminal .
Always ensure that the cord grip is fastened
correctly.
WARNING:
This appliance MUST be earthed
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12 - Warranty
We hope that you will enjoy
your 8 Mince Pie Maker
for many years.
As a thank you for purchasing
one of our fantastic products,
we are giving you 3 years
peace of mind.
To receive your 3 year
guarantee, simply register your
appliance online by visiting
www.towerhousewares.co.uk
This product is guaranteed for 12 months from
the date of original purchase.
If any defect arises due to faulty materials of
workmanship, the faulty products must be
returned to the place of purchase.
Refund or replacement is at the discretion of the
retailer.
The Following Conditions Apply:
• The product must be returned to the
retailer with proof of purchase.
• The product must be installed and
used in accordance with the instructions
contained in this instruction guide.
• It must be used only for domestic
purposes.
• It does not cover wear and tear, damage,
misuse or consumable parts.
• Tower has limited liability for incidental
or consequential loss or damage.
This guarantee is valid in the UK and Eire Only.
The standard one year guarantee is only
extended to the maximum available for each
particular product upon registration of the
product within 28 days of purchase. If you
do not register the product with us within the
28 day period, your product is guaranteed for 1
year only.
To validate your extended warranty, please
visit www.towerhousewares.co.uk and register
with us online. Alternatively, call our customer
registration line on +44 (0) 333 220 6066.
Please note that length of extended warranty
offered is dependent on product type and that
each qualifying product needs to be registered
individually in order to extend its warranty past
the standard 1 year.
Extended warranty is only valid with proof of
purchase.
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13 - Your Receipt
Affix your store receipt to
this page for safe keeping.
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NOTES
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NOTES
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NOTES
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Recipes
To help you get started with the mini 8 Mince Pie Maker, we’ve included some easy recipes
for homemade pastry and fillings.
Contents
Homemade Short Crust Pastry Page 22
Cherry Pie Filling
Page 24
Apple Pie Filling
Page 26
Pumpkin Pie Filling
Mince Pie Filling
Page 28
Page 30
Recipes for use with the T27014 8 Mince 8 Mince Pie Maker
For more great recipes and inspiration from the
Tower Kitchen, visit
www.towerhousewares.co.uk/blog
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Homemade Short Crust Pastry
Ingredients
170g flour
Pinch of salt
85g butter (cubed)
3 tbsp. cold water
Method
1.
2.
3.
Sift the flour and salt into a large mixing bowl. Add the butter
and using your hands, rub the flour and butter together.
Add the water and work the dough with your hands. Gently
pack it together.
Wrap the pastry in cling film and leave it in the fridge for half an
hour before use, or overnight
Variations: For herbed savoury short crust, try adding 1 tbsp. of finely
chopped herbs or 1 tsp. of dried herbs to your flour. For spiced short
crust, add 1 tsp. of ground spice to the flour (such as cinnamon or
ginger).
Egg-Wash
Crack one egg into a bowl and beat using a fork. Take a pastry brush
and brush the pie top with the egg wash. The helps to glaze the pie
crust, and make it crisp and brown.
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Cherry Pie Filling
The perfect midsummer pie, these mini cherry pies couldn’t be easier to make/Serve with vanilla ice
cream or whipped cream for delicious decadence.
Ingredients
700g frozen cherries, thawed
4 tbsp. cornflower
1 large cooking apple, grated
2 shots of apple juice
Method
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
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Using a strainer, squeeze as much of the liquid out of the
cherries as possible.
Mix the cherries, grated apple and cornflower into a bowl.
Grated cooking apple and cornflower help to stop a pie from
going soggy.
Prepare your pastry and place into the 8 Mince Pie Maker.
Before adding the filling, give it one last squeeze to ensure
there’s no excess liquid, then fill the pie 2/3 full.
Cook for around 15 minutes in the 8 Mince Pie Maker, or until
golden brown.
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Apple Pie Filling
Comforting and traditional, apple pie is known for simplicity. Throw in some cinnamon and a handful of
blueberries for a subtle twist on a classic recipe.
Ingredients
600g bramley cooking apples
140g caster sugar, plus some
for sprinkling
A handful of blueberries
1 tsp. cinnamon
Pinch of nutmeg
Pastry for pie bases and tops
Method
1.
Once you have used the pastry cutters to cut out the pie base
and top for your pie, peel and dice all the apples.
Note: Peeling and dicing the apples at last minute is best, as this
stops them from going brown.
2. Throw the diced apples, blueberries, cinnamon, nutmeg and
apple juice into a bowl and mix.
3. Cook the pie filling in a pan over medium heat for around 10
minutes, stirring as it cooks.
4. Fill the pie bases with the apple pie filling.
5. Place the pie tops on the bases, and brush with egg white.
Sprinkle with the remaining caster sugar and cook for around
15 minutes in the 8 Mince Pie Maker, or until golden brown.
Variations:
Toffee Apple Pie: To make a toffee apple pie filling, simply remove
the blueberries from this recipe and add toffees on top of the apple
pie filling, before adding the pie top.
Elderflower, Blackberry and Apple pie: Replace the apple juice with
elderflower presse and substitute blueberries for blackberries.
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Pumpkin Pie Filling
Be prepared to feel autumnal with this pumpkin pie filling. Serve the mini pies with spiced whipped
cream for a traditional desert.
Ingredients
Vegetable oil
1.4kg pumpkin
50g unsalted butter
125g golden caster sugar
4 tbsp. plain four
¼ tsp. ground nutmeg
½ tsp. ground cinnamon
2 tsp. vanilla extract
2 large free- range eggs
Pastry for pie bases and tops
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Method
1.
Preheat your oven to 180C/350F/gas 4. Grease a non-stick pan
with vegetable oil.
2. Prepare the pumpkin by halving it and scooping out and
discarding the seeds.
3. Cut the pumpkin into quarters and put onto the pan. Cover with
foil and put into the oven for around an hour.
4. Remove the tray from the oven and allow the pumpkin to cool
in the tray.
5. Take the cooled pumpkin pieces and scoop out the flesh, and
put it into a food processor.
6. Cook 50g of butter on a low heat until it’s golden brown. Add to
the pumpkin and blitz until smooth.
7. Add the sugar, cinnamon, vanilla extract, flour and nutmeg to
the blitzed mixture.
8. Break the two eggs into a separate bowl and whisk them before
adding to the mixture.
9. Blitz the mixture again until smooth.
10. Pour the pumpkin mixture into the pie bases. Add pastry lids if
desired. Cook in your 8 Mince Pie Maker for around 15 minutes,
or until golden brown.
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Mince Pie Filling
You’ll be amazed by how much better Christmas mince pies taste when you make your own mincemeat.
Stored correctly, this filling will keep for up to six months in the fridge. Not Christmas yet? No problem.
Ingredients
100ml brandy
Zest of 1 lemon
Juice of ½ lemon 250g raisins
375g currants
300g shredded suet
250g brown sugar
85g cut mixed peel
½ nutmeg, grated
1 bramley apple, peeled and
grated
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Method
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Add the brandy and lemon juice to a bowl.
Pour in the raisins and currants and soak for 1 hour until they
are plumped up.
Drain the brandy and lemon juice into a separate bowl and set
to one side.
Add the rest of the ingredients to the raisins and currants and
mix well.
Pour the brandy back into the bowl, and stir again.
Spoon into airtight, sterilised jars. Press to exclude any air.
Cover, and leave for at least a fortnight before spooning into
pie bases to make mini mince pies.
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