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Easy mince pies

Easy mince pies

The mince pie is a timeless festive treat and a favourite of Santa Claus himself. This simple, eight-step recipe is designed to create 12 classic, delicious mince pies. It wouldn’t be Christmas without them!

50 minutes
20 minutes
12 people
What you'll need
  • 350g mincemeat
  • 225g plain flour
  • 2 tbsp caster sugar
  • 125g unsalted butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp milk
Step 1

In a food processor, blend the flour, sugar and butter together, then slowly beat in the egg (this can be done by hand)

Step 2

Bring the mixture together and wrap in cling film. Leave in the fridge for an hour and then roll out the mixture onto a floured surface

Step 3

Using a pastry cutter, cut out 12 circles and put them into a cake tin

Step 4

Fill each pastry evenly with mincemeat, stirred through thoroughly

Step 5

Cut out 12 smaller pastry circles and layer on top of the mincemeat, pressing the edges of the pastry together with a fork to seal

Step 6

Make a small slit in the top of each pie and brush with milk

Step 7

Chill the mince pies for 30 minutes

Step 8

Put the pies in a preheated oven at 200°C/gas mark 6 180°C /fan and bake for 20 minutes

Step 9

Finish off with a generous dollop of brandy butter, double cream or ice cream!

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