Rochelle Humes’ Festive Recipe: Starry Apple & Mince Pies

Rochelle Humes’ Festive Recipe: Starry Apple & Mince Pies

Get inspired to host a festive Bake-A-Wish® bake sale with Rochelle Humes’ recipe for a twist on traditional mince pies

Our hunt for the nation’s favourite festive cake is over. Our finalists have been selected and will soon be heading to London for our baking final, where celebrity judge Rochelle Humes will be helping to choose the nation’s best festive cake.

The winner of the baking final will see their festive recipe take centre stage at our giant Fairy Bake-A-Wish bake sale, taking place on stir-up Sunday weekend, 20th-22nd November. Funds raised will be donated to Make-A-Wish® UK to help grant magical wishes to enrich the lives of children and young people fighting life-threatening conditions.

Didn’t get a chance to enter your recipe into our competition? Well not to worry, if you’re feeling inspired to plan some festive baking of your own, then our celebrity judge Rochelle Humes has shared with us her festive bake recipe: Starry Apple & Mince Pies.

Give them a go or bake your own favourite festive cake recipes. Then why not invite some friends over and host your own bake sale. Download a Bake-A-Wish fundraising pack here – it’s packed with great tips to help you get started.

Happy Baking!

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Rochelle’s Starry Apple & Mince Pies


For the pastry
• 375g plain flour
• 260g unsalted butter, softened
• 125g caster sugar, plus extra for sprinkling
• 1 large egg, plus 1 beaten egg for glazing
• 400g mincemeat
• 1 apple, cored and finely diced
• 25 g dried cranberries
• 1tsp cinnamon
• Icing sugar to dust

1. Preheat the oven to 200°C / gas mark 6.
2. Place the flour and butter in a bowl and rub together to a crumb consistency. Add the sugar and the egg, and mix together. Tip out onto a lightly floured surface and fold until the pastry comes together, be careful not to over mix. Wrap the pastry in cling film and chill for 10 mins.
3. Meanwhile, in a bowl , mix together the mincemeat, diced apple, dried cranberries and cinnamon.
4. Unroll the chilled pastry onto a board (to about 3mm thick). Using roughly a 7cm cutter, stamp out 12 circles and use to line a muffin tin. Reserve the pastry trimmings.
5. Spoon a little of the apple mincemeat into each pastry case.
6. Using the pastry trimmings stamp out 12 small star shapes. Put a star on the top of each tart.
7. Bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes until lightly golden and cooked.
8. Leave to cool for five minutes then transfer to a wire rack and dust with icing sugar.

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