Best Mince Pies

Best Mince Pies


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About this recipe: A traditional Christmas treat, this mince pie recipe is made easy with the use of best-quality shop-bought filling.


Serves: 8 

  • 500g shop-bought mincemeat
  • 175g chopped walnuts
  • 2 apples - peeled, cored and chopped
  • 100g dark brown soft sugar
  • 4 tablespoons dark rum
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 recipe pastry

Prep:30min  ›  Cook:40min  ›  Extra time:7hr50min  ›  Ready in:9hr 

  1. Combine mincemeat, walnuts, apples, brown sugar, lemon juice and rum in a bowl. Mix well. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  2. Preheat oven to 220 C / Gas mark 7.
  3. Take filling out of refrigerator and let come to room temperature. Prepare pastry and cut out circles to line a patty tin. Stir filling well and pour into base. Top with pastry and make slits or make a star-shaped top. Crimp edges.
  4. Bake in preheated oven on low shelf for 40 minutes or until golden brown.


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