It's that time of the year again! Cold, windy, rainy, Christmas is on the horizon, so let's stop for a warm comforting pie using the Judge Deep Pie Maker which will make a lovely homely gift.
Here at Kitchen Delights we love pies and it doesn't matter if it's a savoury pie served with gravy or a sweet pie served with hubbies beloved Birds Custard!
Christmas Deep Filled Mincemeat Pie with homemade pastry which cooked brilliantly.....
The plates are non-stick so no worries here with sticking.
The pie maker is supplied with a reversible pastry cutter for the base and lids.
The pies are deep and so I used a couple of narrow strips of baking parchment which I overlapped and this makes it far easier and safer to remove them from the pie maker when they are cooked and piping hot. Simply place the discs of pastry into the pie maker then add the filling.
Now top with the lids.
No need to preheat simply close the lid and secure with the clip. Turn on and when the green light comes on, which only takes 2/3 minutes, the pie will be cooked in approximately 15 minutes.
I was cautious with the filling because mincemeat easily escapes out of pastry cases. With the pie maker though it's best to fill right to the top because the pie lid will struggle to bake if the filling sinks too far down into the pie cavities. It's best to use a cooked filling which is at room temperature otherwise it will take longer to bake the pastry.
Sadly I don't have a photograph of the finished mincemeat pies in the pie maker because somehow in my excitement to try the pies I forgot to take a photograph but you can see the finished pie showing the filling at the top of this page!
Now for testing with ready made shortcrust pastry which proved to be far easier to roll and manipulate, it saves heaps of preparation time too.
The pies are lovely and crisp, they can easily be trimmed to make them look neat but I prefer a savoury pie to have a more rustic homely look. The filling doesn't leak or dry up and they were delicious.
Easy to clean - when the appliance is cold wipe with a damp cloth.
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Disclaimer: I was sent the product for review, all thoughts are my own.