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Christmas Mince Pies


Recipe Info

  • Servings : 6
  • Cook Time : 15m
  • Ready In : 20m

Christmas without mince pies is unimaginable. Keep the traditions of Christmas alive with these classic fruit pies.


  • For the pastry:
  • 175g plain flour
  • 75g butter, cut into cubes
  • 25g icing sugar
  • finely grated rind 1 orange
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • For the filling:
  • 350g mincemeat
  • 1 egg, beaten, to glaze
  • Icing or caster sugar for dusting


Step 1

Preheat the oven to 200C.

Step 2

To make the pastry, put the flour, butter, icing sugar and grated orange rind into a food processor bowl and process until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs. Pour in the beaten egg and pulse the blade until the dough starts to form a ball. Knead lightly by hand on a floured board.

Step 3

Roll the pastry out thinly on a lightly floured work surface and cut out 18 rounds using a 71⁄2 cm fluted cutter. Use these to line 18 holes of two 12 hole bun tins.

Step 4

Spoon a generously heaped teaspoon of mincemeat into each pastry case.

Step 5

Re-roll the pastry trimmings and cut out 18 stars using a 41⁄2-5 cm star cutter. Put a star on top of the mincemeat, and brush the pastry with a little beaten egg.

Step 6

Bake in the preheated oven for 12-15 minutes or until golden and crisp. Allow to cool slightly and dust with icing sugar or caster sugar before serving.

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