Mince pies

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Serves: 20

By JoeyBettany

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  • 115g self-raising flour

  • 2 egg yolk

  • 55g icing sugar

  • 285g plain flour

  • 225g butter

  • 1 jar mincemeat


<ol> <li>Preheat oven to 200C/Gas Mark 6.</li> <li>Rub butter into flour. Mix in icing sugar. Bind with egg yolks, form into a ball. Knead as little as possible. Wrap ball of pastry in clingfilm or plastic bag and chill in the fridge for 30 minutes.</li> <li>Lightly grease tartlet tins, cut out large and medium circles for base and lids. Use one teaspooon of mincemeat per pie, seal the lids using a little water.</li> <li>Brush lids lightly with milk before baking and also cut a little hole in the top of each one. You can sprinkle with a tiny amount of caster sugar if you want.</li> <li>Bake on the top shelf of the oven for approx 25 minutes.</li> <li>When golden brown on top, remove the mince pies from oven and allow to cool for a few minutes before removing from tins.</li> <li>Cool the mince pies on wire trays.</li> </ol>

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<p>Really simple mince pie recipe. Don't over-knead the pastry, add a bit of water if it doesn't bind easily.</p>

Additional Information

  • Cake/Dessert

  • Christmas

  • Biscuit and sweets

  • Kids can help

  • Make Ahead

  • Can Freeze

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  • Spinnerbear 19/12/14 11:56

    I always make the same mince pies every year. I make my own mincemeat because we don't like booze or too much peel, or glace fruit in ours. I also make a special pastry with orange in it, and we put sweetened cream cheese on top before putting on the top crust. They vanish in my house, even the children like them.

  • sueb1960 02/12/14 20:12

    Lovely pastry, done these this after and will do these again, only a couple left over for the lunch box tomorrow (if they last the evening)

  • Bramshott 15/12/09 14:03

    These are great - I&#39;ve made them twice since last week&#39;s news email. The pastry is really light and sweet - much better than shortcrust. Making some more for this weekend . . . Yumm!

  • ohpenny 12/12/09 15:21

    Really fab mince pies, my kids loved these!

  • JoeyBettany 04/12/09 21:26

    This is easy to make, kids can have fun helping to cut out the shapes and the pastry has a lovely buttery taste.