Sure, there's shop bought - but homemade mince pies are almost just as easy with our fabulously festive recipes. Use good quality shop-bought mincemeat if you're looking for a short cut!
Here are some luxurious little ‘moneybag’ pastries filled with a ginger-spiced mixture of dried fruit, apple and walnuts. The dried fruits are first soaked in brandy, although you can replace the alcohol with fresh orange juice if you prefer. Try these at Christmas-time as a lower-fat alternative to mince pies.
For those who love mince pie, these scrumptious biscuits are a treat.
A traditional Christmas treat, this mince pie recipe is made easy with the use of best-quality shop-bought filling.
Here is a classic mincemeat recipe without any suet. You can mix up the dried fruits a bit, substituting dried cranberries, cherries or blueberries for some of the raisins and sultanas. Perfect for your mince pies at Christmas!
These are quite simply the best mince pies ever with a shortbread pastry and crumble topping.
This recipes needs a little foward planning. The homemade mincemeat needs to mature for 1 month before ready. If you're too lazy to wait, you can use shop-bought mincemeat. Enjoy during Christmastime with a glass of sherry.
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!
I have often been asked by friends for my recipe for classic mincemeat and this is it. Actually, it is not really a fixed recipe as I tweak it every year and will probably do so forever, but grew out of a family recipe and ideas from various cookbooks.
These luxurious modern mince pies have a fruity, chocolate and liqueur filling and are topped off with meringue. They might not be traditional but they are incredibly tasty!
With this much dried fruit in any recipe it is sweet enough, but adding more honey or treacle should sweeten the pot if required!
A delicious and easy chocolate pastry makes these mince pies extra special. Drizzle with melted chocolate for a festive finish!
A crumbly and almond twist on traditional mince pies. Use your own shortcrust or use bought shortcrust pastry.
If you use your mixer to make pastry - it's done in no time. Much easier and I always get good results this way. I use this pastry for mince pies every Christmas.
This recipe is very traditional for Christmastime. Some people decided to leave one out on Christmas eve as a treat for "Santa". Hope you enjoy!
Here is an easy and nice alternative to traditional mince pies. Keep puff pastry and a jar of premium mincemeat to hand and you have a very easy, quick Christmastime snack.
This biscuit traybake combines plain chocolate and your favourite mincemeat, baking them into moreish little squares.
Perfect mince pies to serve at Christmas or to include in a Christmas hamper! Use best-quality shop bought mince, or plan ahead and make your own with this recipe.
If like me you love mince pies then this is the recipe for you this xmas, combining homemade ice cream, and mince pies is a fantastic flavour sensation. You may have an excess of mince pies or are tired of eating them the same way, well I can assure you that if you create this it opens up plenty of options on how to enjoy the humble mince pie even more.
A deliciously different mince pie. It's creamy, sweet, lightly spiced and perfect during Christmastime. A shortcrust pastry case is filled with a spiced pumpkin, mincemeat and cream filling. Serve with whipped cream, if desired.
Here is a perfect quiche for a complete meal. Beef mince is used here, but you can choose your favourite mince - turkey, lamb, pork, etc. When you blanch the broccoli, don't leave it in the boiling water for too long - it should still be crisp and firm.