Easy mince pies in 10 steps

You will need:

  • 225g cold butter, diced
  • 350 plain flour
  • 100g golden caster sugar
  • 280 mincemeat
  • 1 small egg beaten
  • icing sugar, to dust
  • pinch oƒ salt

Heat the oven to 220C/gas 6/fan 180C

  1. To make pastry, rub the butter into flour, then mix in the sugar and add a pinch of salt.
  2. Combine the pastry into a ball – don’t  add liquid -and knead it briefly. The dough will be fairly firm, like shortbread dough.
  3. Line 18 holes of two 12-hole patty tins, by pressing small walnut-sized balls of pastry into each hole.
  4. Spoon the mincemeat into the pies
  5. Take slightly smaller balls of pastry than before and pat them out between your hands to make round lids
  6. Top the pies with their lids, pressing the edges gently to seal.
  7. Brush the tops of the pies with the beaten egg.
  8. Bake foe 20 minutes until golden.
  9. Leave to cool for 5 minutes, then remove to a wire rack.
  10. To serve, lightly dust with icing sugar.

They will  keep for 3 to 4 days in an airtight container. All you have to do now is enjoy! Have a happy Christmas and a happy New Year!

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8 Comments on "Easy mince pies in 10 steps"

  1. Martha Davies | Dec 15, 2017 at 2:06 pm | Reply

    This article was amazing I will definitely make these mince pies on Christmas!

  2. really good i will make them when i get home i think they will taste great have a nice day

  3. great mince pies

  4. thank you for making this article now i know how to make mince pies

  5. J McGuinness | Dec 18, 2017 at 6:28 pm | Reply

    Wonderful recipe and the finished product looked and smelled amazing. Well done Thomas!

  6. This article was amazing i will try this at home


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