Mince Pies

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Mince Pies

A British sweet pastry traditionally eaten over the Christmas period. Mince pies can be made and then frozen prior to cooking to save time. Mince pies can then be cooked from frozen as required and may need a little extra time in the oven.

At a glance

Preparation time: 25 minutes
Cooking time: 15 minutes

Serves: 12-15


  1. Preheat oven to fan 170°C, conventional 190°C, gas 5.
  2. Lightly grease 12 cup bun tin.
  3. Mix flour and salt into a bowl then rub in the butter with fingertips until it resembles breadcrumbs.
  4. Add the icing sugar and sufficient egg to bind the pastry together.
  5. Roll out pastry thinly. Cut into 12 rounds using a 6.5cm diameter pastry cutter, cover with cling wrap and leave to one side, cut out 12 slightly larger rounds using a 7.5cm cutter and line a 12 cup bun tin.
  6. Place a spoonful of mincemeat in each pie, dampen the edge of the lid and place on top, sealing the edges.
  7. Brush with milk and sprinkle with caster sugar.
  8. Cook for 15 minutes or until golden, take care, over cooking will cause the mincemeat to leak out and burn.

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What can I soak the fruit in tea instead and can I add mixed nuts and other dried fruits.
Added by Tracey Pepper of Bletchley 04 Feb 2017 Report Abusive Comment
These were very easy to make and turned out fantastic 😀
Added by Louise Parkinson of BALLYMONEY 15 Dec 2014 Report Abusive Comment
The pastry was really nice and the recipe so easy to follow. Everyone loved them. Thank you
Added by Jean Lewis of COLCHESTER 18 Dec 2013 Report Abusive Comment
These are absolutely delish!!!! I used frozen cranberries and orange oil. They turned out lovely and moist. Previously when I've made scones they turn out like hockey pucks!!!
Added by Helen Jones of Austin, Texas. USA 25 Sep 2013 Report Abusive Comment


  • 200g McDougalls 00 Plain Four
  • Pinch salt
  • 100g butter
  • 25g icing sugar
  • 1 medium egg, beaten
  • 200g mincemeat
  • Milk and caster sugar for glazing

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