Similar to my apple croustades, I made these mincemeat pockets with the leftover phyllo. I didn’t bother with the layers of butter and sugar between the sheets of pastry and although I would still recommend doing it, they were tasty nonetheless.
2 cups milk
1 vanilla bean, split lengthwise, seeds scraped
4 tbsp sugar
2 tbsp cornstarch mixed with 4 tbsp cold milk
4 tbsp butter
1 tbsp brandy (I would quadruple this 🙂 )
Place milk, vanilla seeds and sugar into saucepan and bring to a gentle boil. Stir in starch mixture and keep stirring until thickened. Stir in butter and brandy.