Christmas – Nutty Pies

Christmas – Nutty Pies

 

 

INGREDIENTS  

125g butter

1C flour

1/2C icing sugar

1 cup mixed nuts chopped (I use Macadamia, pecans and cashews, but try almonds and hazelnuts too)

60g butter melted

1 egg

1C brown sugar

1 tsp vanilla essence

 

METHOD

Place butter, flour and icing sugar into your food processor or Thermomix and run machine until pastry clumps together in a ball around the blade.  Divide into 20 balls and with floured hands press the pastry into mini muffin tins.

Refrigerate at least 30 mins.

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Divide the nuts between the chilled pastry cases.

Mix melted butter, egg, brown sugar and vanilla until a smooth and gluey and spoon or pour carefully over the nuts, being careful not to overfill each pasty (as they do rise).

Bake at 180c for 20-25 mins until the pastry is golden brown.

Take out of the oven and leave in the tins for a few minutes until they are cool enough to handle.  Give each pie a little twist to loosen the bottom and then carefully lift out to cool completely on a wire rack.

 

COMMENT

These are delicious served hot or cold with whipped cream or ice-cream.

 

 Based on a Jo Seagar Recipe
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