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Pear Mince Pies - Failsafe



12 portion(s)

The Pastry

  • 210 grams nuttelex or butter
  • 250 grams Philadelphia Cheese
  • 250 grams plain four
  • 45 grams spelt flour

The Filling

  • 140 grams Cashews, raw
  • 2 tablespoons nuttelex or butter
  • 270 grams brown sugar
  • 2 Pears or 4 pear halves from tin
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence

Recipe's preparation

    The Pastry
  1. Place all the pastry ingredients into the Thermomix bowl. Mix for 1 minute on closed lid position on interval.

    Cover or wrap the pastry dough in glad wrap and place in the fridge for at least an hour.

    Preheat oven to 180°C. Lightly grease a muffin tray.

    On a floured surface, divide the dough into 12 even portions.  Roll out each one until it is big enough to fit into a muffin cup. Gently press the dough into the muffin cups and using your fingers pinch the tops to create a decorative edge.

    With any left over pastry, roll out and cut out shapes to go on the top of each tart.

  2. Place cashews into Thermomix bowl and chop for 2 seconds on speed 6. Set aside.

    Add the nuttelex to the bowl and melt at 60 deg for 2 minutes on speed 1. Add the brown sugar, eggs, cashews, pears and vanilla. Mix on reverse speed 1 for 30 seconds. Pour into the pastry cases and divide the mixture evenly between them. Top with a pastry shape..

    Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until the fillings are set. Allow to cool in the tray for 5 minutes before removing to a rack to cool completely. Store in an airtight container at room temperature or in the fridge.




These little pies are divine! Suitable for the RPAH and Failsafe diet making them a great alternative for fruit mince pies at Christmas time. Leaving them plain on top or a different shape can make them perfect for any occasion. Lovely served at room temperature or heated up with ice cream or custard. 







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  • Thanks Panoukla.  The cream

    Submitted by Rona on 22. November 2012 - 11:33.

    Thanks Panoukla.  The cream cheese works beautifully in the pastry. I am sure the lower fat block version would work fine, I have not tried it with the tubs that are softer, it may not give it the right consistency unless you add more flour to compensate. I just use the normal block one as I believe all the others ones contain a perservative.


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    Submitted by Panoukla on 22. November 2012 - 11:08.


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  • I will definitely give these

    Submitted by Panoukla on 22. November 2012 - 11:04.

    I will definitely give these a go at Christmas. Interesting addition of the cream cheese to the pastry. Is It ok to use the lower fat spreadable type?. Thanks for posting.

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