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Quick Mince Pie

A christmas classic, with loads of dried fruit, macerated nuts, bourbon, and citrus peel
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 50 mins
Aging 12 hrs
Total Time 13 hrs 20 mins
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American, European
Servings 1 Pie
Calories 3216 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 ea Frozen Pie Crust 9" Thawed
  • 1/4 stick Unsalted Butter cut to tbsp chunks (4)
  • 1 ea Puff Pastry Thawed, Rolled out
  • 1 ea Egg Beat with 1 tbsp water for egg wash

Filling

  • 2.5 cups Fruit Mix Chopped finely
  • 1 ea Apple Peeled, Chopped finely
  • 1 cup Toasted Pecans Minced finely
  • 2 tbsp Lemon zest
  • 1/3 cup Dark Brown Sugar Packed
  • 1/3 cup Bourbon

Instructions
 

Quick Pie

  • In a large bowl, mix the fruit mix, apple, and nuts
  • Add the sugar, zest, and bourbon, cover and set aside. Should be somewhat thick texture
  • Remove pie crust and pastry allow to thaw ~30 minutes
  • Whence the crust is thawed, stir the filling and place in crust. Dot with the butter
  • Roll out Puff pastry and use as lid for the pie, seal well with egg wash, and brush top with egg wash
  • Heat oven to 425, whence heated, place pie on a sheet pan, and on the lowest oven rack
  • Bake 40-50 minutes or until the pastry is a deep golden brown.

Slow pIe

  • In a large bowl mix all filling ingredients, cover and age in fridge for overnight or 12 hours.
  • Remove filling, pie crust and pastry allow to thaw ~30 minutes
  • Whence thawed, stir the filling and place in crust. Dot with the butter
  • Roll out Puff pastry and use as lid for the pie, seal well with egg wash, and brush top with egg wash
  • Heat oven to 425, whence heated, place pie on a sheet pan, and on the lowest oven rack
  • Bake 40-50 minutes or until the pastry is a deep golden brown.

Notes

I've done two versions here, the I have time and want it perfect, and the I want dessert in 90 minutes.
In either case we want a stiff filling texture, if it is slack, add some more fruit mix chopped up, if it is too dry moisten with additional bourbon.
Both are good.  
Yes, this is a dev-ops dessert.  Modular to the max, and with many options to configure...  ;)

Nutrition

Calories: 3216kcalCarbohydrates: 533gProtein: 12gFat: 102gSaturated Fat: 21gCholesterol: 61mgSodium: 375mgPotassium: 544mgFiber: 37gSugar: 359gVitamin A: 1217IUVitamin C: 31mgCalcium: 940mgIron: 17mg
Keyword Baked, Follow On, Fruit Mix, Holidays
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