Homemade Mince Pies

Homemade Mince Pies

A traditional English spiced fruit pie that has been eaten during the Christmas season over several centuries, and throughout much of the English speaking world. It has become unimaginable to have Christmas without mince pies in our household.

Many people choose to buy them ready-made, but shop bought always seem to never quite hit the spot, if you ask me. I recommend to make a large batch of mincemeat at the beginning of the festive season and you can quickly whip up fresh mince pies for every social occasion.

Sprinkle a little icing sugar over the mince pies once you've plated them up for that extra christmassy look. These go wonderfully with some brandy butter or a dash of cream.

12
35m
Serves
12
Prep
20m
Cook
15m
Total
35m
Video

Ingredients

225g all-purpose flour

100g cold cubed butter

1 large egg

400g mincemeat

dash milk

Method

  1. To make the pastry, put the flour and butter into a food processor and blitz until consistency of breadcrumbs, then add the egg and blitz once more until combined and a dough is formed. Add a dash of cold water if the dough needs loosening up a bit.
  2. Wrap the dough in greaseproof paper and place in the fridge to rest for 30 minutes. While the dough is resting, preheat the oven to 200ºC/400ºF.
  3. On a lightly floured surface, roll the pastry dough out and cut 12 circles with a 7cm pastry cutter and 12 stars with a 6.5cm star cutter.
  4. Place the circles into a shallow muffin tray or mini tart tins. Spoon the mincemeat evenly between the pies.
  5. Dip the corners of the stars in a little milk, then place them on top of the pies ensuring the points of the star stick to the edges. Brush the tops with milk.
  6. Bake the pies for about 15 minutes until ever so slightly golden in colour, then leave to cool down on a cooling rack.

Ingredients

225g all-purpose flour

100g cold cubed butter

1 large egg

400g mincemeat

dash milk

Tap for method

Method

  1. To make the pastry, put the flour and butter into a food processor and blitz until consistency of breadcrumbs, then add the egg and blitz once more until combined and a dough is formed. Add a dash of cold water if the dough needs loosening up a bit.
  2. Wrap the dough in greaseproof paper and place in the fridge to rest for 30 minutes. While the dough is resting, preheat the oven to 200ºC/400ºF.
  3. On a lightly floured surface, roll the pastry dough out and cut 12 circles with a 7cm pastry cutter and 12 stars with a 6.5cm star cutter.
  4. Place the circles into a shallow muffin tray or mini tart tins. Spoon the mincemeat evenly between the pies.
  5. Dip the corners of the stars in a little milk, then place them on top of the pies ensuring the points of the star stick to the edges. Brush the tops with milk.
  6. Bake the pies for about 15 minutes until ever so slightly golden in colour, then leave to cool down on a cooling rack.

Nutrition

Calories
203
Fat
8.6
g
Saturates
5.0
g
Carbs
29.3
g
Sugars
13.1
g
Fibre
0.9
g
Sodium
13
mg
Protein
2.9
g

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