Recipe

Spicy fruit mince pillows

Sugar and spice and all things nice - that's what these pillows of fruit-mince-filled biscuit pastry are made of.

  • 50 mins cooking
  • Makes 40 Item
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Ingredients

Spicy fruit mince pillows
  • 90 gram butter, softened
  • 1/3 cup (55g) icing (confectioners') sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/4 cup (185g) plain (all-purpose) flour
  • 1/4 cup (35g) self-raising flour
  • 2 tablespoon milk
  • 2 teaspoon caster (superfine) sugar
Spicy fruit filling
  • 2 2/3 cup (375g) seeded dried dates, chopped coarsely
  • 3/4 cup (180ml) water
  • 2 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • pinch baking soda

Method

Spicy fruit mince pillows
  • 1
    Beat butter and sifted icing sugar in small bowl with electric mixer until smooth. Beat in egg until combined. Stir in sifted flours, in two batches. Cover dough; refrigerate 30 minutes.
  • 2
    Meanwhile, make spicy fruit filling; cook dates and the water in medium saucepan, stirring, about 10 minutes or until thick and smooth. Stir in spices and soda. Cool.
  • 3
    Preheat oven to 180°C. Line oven trays with baking paper.
  • 4
    Roll dough between sheets of baking paper to 30cm x 40cm rectangle; cut into four 7.5cm x 40cm strips. Spoon filling into piping bag fitted with large 1.5cm plain tube; pipe filling down centre of each strip. Fold edges in until they meet to enclose filling; turn seamside down onto board. Cut each roll into 10 pillow shapes; place pillows, seam-side down, on trays. Brush pillows with milk, sprinkle with caster sugar.
  • 5
    Bake pillows about 20 minutes; cool on trays.

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