Bored of mince pies? These Christmas cherry pies are the answer. These decadent little cherry pies can be eaten as casually as a mince pie, or can be dressed up as a fancy individual dessert for a Christmas dinner party. Filled with the flavours of Christmas, these little cherry pies will be a seasonal hit.
Making great shortcrust pastry is focused around two things 1) working the dough as little as possible and 2) using cold ingredients and keeping the pastry cool. When it is time to add the water, add just enough to ensure that the pastry keeps a good form when it is rolled out, but not too much water making it sticky. Remember, you can always add more water, but you can't take it away once added.