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Christmas Baklava

8 Eating Apples
120g (4 oz.) Melted Butter
240g (8 oz.) Mincemeat
1 pkt. Filo Pastry
1 tbs. Honey
60g (2 oz.) slivered Almonds

You will need a large clean roasting tin or similar sized casserole.
Peel the Apples and cut them into little cubes.Fry these in a quarter of the butter for 2 or 3 mts. don't cook them through.
Using a pastry brush paint some of the melted butter on the base of the roasting tin.
Cover this with a sheet of the pastry cut to size,paint this with butter in its turn and then spread over one third of the fried apples.Spoon over this one third of the mincemeat mixture .Now cover this with 2 layers of buttered filo and in this way build up the layers in the tin. Finish with a double layer of filo and then melt the honey over the top and sprinkle over the almonds.
Bake this at 175 C 350 F Gas 4 for 35 mts.Serve it hot or warm from the tin with whipped cream or ice-cream.

December 8, 2009 08:45 AM | 0 Comments
  Martin Dwyer
Consultant Chef