Quick And Easy Mince Pies preparation


For the Pastry:

  • 225g (8 oz) plain flour
  • 100g (4 oz) cold butter, diced
  • 25g (1 oz) caster sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2-3 tbsp cold water

For the Filling:

  • 350g (12 oz) ready-made mincemeat


  • Icing sugar for dusting


  1. Preheat the Oven: Preheat your oven to 200°C (400°F) or 180°C (350°F) for a fan oven, or gas mark 6.
  2. Make the Pastry:
    • Put the flour and butter in a bowl and rub together with your fingertips until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs.
    • Stir in the caster sugar.
    • Add the egg yolk and mix in enough cold water to bring the dough together. Start with 2 tablespoons and add more if needed.
    • Gather the dough into a ball, wrap in cling film, and chill in the fridge for 10-15 minutes.
  3. Prepare the Mince Pies:
    • Roll out the pastry on a lightly floured surface to about 3mm thick.
    • Using a round cutter (approximately 7.5cm/3in), cut out 12 bases and place them into a 12-hole tart tin.
    • Put a heaped teaspoon of mincemeat into each pastry case.
    • Re-roll the remaining pastry and cut out 12 lids using a smaller cutter (approximately 6cm/2.5in).
    • Place the lids on top of the mincemeat and press the edges together to seal. You can use a little water to help the lids stick if needed.
    • Cut a small slit in the top of each pie to allow steam to escape.
  4. Bake the Mince Pies:
    • Bake in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes until the pastry is golden brown.
    • Remove from the oven and allow to cool slightly in the tin before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
  5. Serve:
    • Dust with icing sugar before serving for a festive touch.

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