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Tasty Mince Pies

Tasty Mince Pies
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Tasty Mince Pies are an essential part of Christmas. The number consumed with a glass of wine, port and especially with cheese is large but so worth it. I make the mixture in advance and often add a drop of brandy for the adult version. The pastry will be ok in the fridge for a few days so prep in advance.

Tasty Mince Pies

Tasty mince Pies

Mince pies are so popular but homemade are amazing.
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Course: Appetizer, Dessert, Snacks
Cuisine: British
Keyword: Advance, Christmas, Mincemeat, Pies/Tarts
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Chilling in the fridge: 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings: 12 Pies
Calories: 245kcal



  • Lightly butter a 12 case muffin tray. (or use a spray)
  • In a large glass bowl (i prefer glass as you can make sure it thoroughly mixed), add the mincemeat and give it a good stir.
  • Add the flour, sugar and cubed butter into a food processor and blitz briefly until it look like breadcrumbs. When at this stage, slowly add the beaten egg to the processor.
  • Once the mixture has combined, and resembles pasty, wrap it tightly in cling film and place in the fridge.
  • Allow to chill for about an hour. It makes it far easier to roll when chilled.
  • Lightly flour a cool work area and also lightly flour your rolling pin. Roll into a thinnish layer making sure you have enough pastry to cut out 12 pie bases and lids..
  • Cut out 12 circles with a pastry cutter. They must be large enough to fill the cases in the muffin tin up to the lip.
  • using a slightly smaller cutter, cut 12 lids from the remaining pastry.
  • Gently press the bases into each of the muffin cases and evenly fill with the mincemeat.
  • Seal the pie up with a lid on each one and press the edges together with a fork.
  • I always make a small incision in the lid to avoid mini explosions.
  • Using a pastry brush light brush the mince pie with the fresh milk.
  • Once again, place in the fridge for a further 30 minutes whilst preheating your oven to 200 C / Gas Mark 6 / 390 F
  • When ready, place in the oven for about 20 minutes or until the pastry is golden brown.
  • Remove from the oven and place on a cooling rack.
  • Ideally served warm for that added feeling.


Sodium: 170mg | Calcium: 8mg | Vitamin A: 283IU | Sugar: 22g | Fiber: 1g | Potassium: 28mg | Cholesterol: 38mg | Calories: 245kcal | Trans Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Fat: 9g | Protein: 3g | Carbohydrates: 38g | Iron: 1mg