Homemade mince pies recipe

Homemade mince pies recipe

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It wouldn't be Christmas without mince pies and we've got the perfect recipe so you can bake your own at home. With just four ingredients and using pre-made pastry as a shortcut, baking doesn't come easier than this. This mince pie recipe is also dairy-free, so everyone can tuck in. See method

  • Serves 12
  • 15 mins to prepare and 15 mins to cook
  • 233 calories / serving
  • Freezable

Ingredients

  • 500g block shortcrust pastry
  • 12 heaped tbsp mincemeat
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 tbsp sugar

Each serving contains

  • Energy

    970kj
    233kcal
    12%
  • Fat

    15g 21%
  • Saturates

    6g 31%
  • Sugars

    5g 6%
  • Salt

    0.2g 4%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 22g Protein 2.7g Fibre 0.8g

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to gas 6, 200°C, fan 180°C.
  2. Grease a 12-hole muffin tin. Roll out the pastry to 3mm thick. Stamp out 12 x 10cm rounds and gently press into the holes of the tin. Stamp out 12 x 7cm rounds for the lids and set aside.
  3. Add 1 heaped tbsp mincemeat to each pastry base. Brush the edges with egg, then top each with a lid and press to seal. Prick the lids with a fork. Lightly brush with egg and sprinkle over sugar. Bake for 15-20 mins.

Freezing and defrosting guidelines

In order to enjoy optimum flavour and quality, frozen items are best used within 3 months of their freezing date. For more tips on freezing and defrosting food, read our article Love Your Freezer.

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