Triangle Treats are a Christmas alternative to the usual mince pies – even tastier! Serve as a dessert or snack.
If you’re making this in school, or at cook club, you could pre-cook the apples to save time or to make this a home-cook recipe.
Follow a recipe; follow food safety & hygiene rules; tidy away; crack an egg; beat an egg; use measuring spoons; use weighing scales; cut using bridge/claw technique safely; use a vegetable peeler; glaze pastry; use a hob/oven (with adult supervision).
Hob, oven, weighing scales, knife, chopping board, measuring spoons, vegetable peeler, small bowl, fork, dessert spoon, pastry brush, saucepan, wooden spoon, baking tray, oven gloves.
Allergens (Please note the allergens listed are indicative only. Allergens vary depending on brand; check the labels on the products you use)
Wheat | Gluten | Eggs | May contain sulphites
Ingredients (makes 8):
- 350g cooking apples
- 35g caster sugar
- 3 tsp Sweet Mincemeat
- 1 tsp ground nutmeg
- ½ tsp ground cinnamon
- 4 tortilla wraps
- 1 egg
- Peel, core and finely dice the apples. Place them in a large saucepan with 1 tablespoon of water and the sugar. Heat gently until the apples are cooked and start to break up.
- Stir in the spices and mincemeat and cook for a further 2 mins. Set aside to cool.
- Cut the tortillas in half and, using a pastry brush, brush egg all around the edge of the 1st tortilla semi circle.
- With the straight edge on your right hand side, fold the bottom of the tortilla up 1/3 and press firmly along the edge to seal it.
- Fold the top of the tortilla down to make a triangle and press firmly along the edge to seal it.
- Open the triangle on the curved side and spoon 2-3 dessert spoons of the mixture inside.
- Brush egg around the opening and press the curved edges firmly together to seal the parcel.
- Place on a baking tray, brush the top with egg and repeat for the other tortilla halves.
- Cook in the oven for 10-12 minutes at 180C.
- Serve hot or cold – If serving hot leave to cool for a few minutes before serving as the apple will be very hot inside.
So thinking about Christmas Triangle Treats...
Apples are high in fibre and are packed with lots of different substances called phytochemicals. Phytochemicals can help protect our bodies against disease.
Tortilla Wraps like bread, are a good source of complex carbohydrates which gives us energy.
Mincemeat is a mixture of chopped dried fruit, peel, spices and either beef suet or vegetable shortening.
per 82g serving
% of an adult's reference intake
Typical values per 100g: Energy 656kJ / 155kcal
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