Mince Pie Pop Tarts
I got hooked on mince pies for the holidays a few years ago and have been making them every since. I usually use a recipe by Tess Ward for Mince Pie Pop Tarts with a few adaptations. The pop tarts are easier to make than individual pies and just as delicious.
Click here for the original recipe. My adaptations are as follows.
I cut the recipe in half and still end up with more filling than I usually use. But the filling is good eaten with a spoon too!
Instead of using sultanas, currants, raisins, and dried apricots I use dried blueberries, dried cranberries, and golden raisins - 1/2 cup of each. I like the flavor.
I also use the zest and juice of a whole orange, even though I cut the rest of the ingredients in half.
Usually I make my own pie crust dough, but I just didn't have the energy this year. So, I tried store bought dough for the first time. It was definitely easier. It wasn't quite as tasty as my usual recipe, but it came out more uniform. Once I got the dough unrolled I placed it on a sheet of wax paper and rolled it out to get more surface area. I baked it according to the instructions on the box - 400 degrees for 17 minutes. The dough (a top and bottom crust) made 16 pop tarts.
What's your favorite holiday recipe?