Mince Pies

Mince Pies


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About this recipe: This recipes takes advantage of ready-made shortcrust pastry cases. They are filled with ready-made mincemeat, then topped with a homemade buttery shortbread topping. Enjoy these traditional Christmas treats anytime of the year!


Makes: 12 mince pies

  • 250g butter
  • 4 tablespoons caster sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 250g plain flour, sifted
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 (820g) jar mincemeat
  • 12 small uncooked shortcrust pastry cases

Prep:20min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:40min 

  1. Preheat oven 190 C / Gas 5.
  2. Cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add vanilla and carefully fold in flour and salt.
  3. Fill a piping bag with the biscuit batter and chill whilst filling the pastry cases.
  4. Place 1 tablespoon mincemeat in each pastry case.
  5. Pipe batter directly onto mincemeat. Bake in preheated oven for 15-25 minutes or until golden.

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