Mince Pies
Servings Prep Time
12pies 35minutes
Cook Time
20minutes
Servings Prep Time
12pies 35minutes
Cook Time
20minutes
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 200C/gas 6/fan 180C.
  2. Rub the butter into the plain flour, then mix in the golden caster sugar and a pinch of salt. Combine the pastry into a ball and knead it briefly.
  3. Line a 12-hole patty tins, by pressing small walnut-sized balls of pastry into each hole.
  4. Spoon the mincemeat into the pies then make slightly smaller balls of pastry than before and pat them out between your hands to make round lids, big enough to cover the pies
  5. Top the pies with their lids, pressing the edges gently together to seal.
  6. Beat 1 small egg and brush the tops of the pies. Bake for 20 mins until golden. Leave to cool in the tin for 5 mins, then remove to a wire rack. To serve, lightly dust with icing sugar