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Christmas Mince Pie Recipe

Mince pie recipe

This mince pie recipe is – without doubt my favourite. Given to me by my Nan – it is the taste of Christmas.

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Ingredients To Make Christmas Mince Pies

For the Mince

  • Mince Pie Mincemeat (about 600g)
  • 2 satsumas, finely chopped
  • 1 apple, finely chopped
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • Icing sugar for dusting

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For the pie pastry

  • 375g plain flour
  • 260g unsalted butter
  • 125g caster sugar
  • 2 large eggs (for mixing and 1 for glazing)
  • Pastry cutters (we use star and circle shaped ones).

How To Make Christmas Mince Pies

  • Mix the plain flour unsalted butter and make into a crumb
  • Add the caster sugar and 1 of the large eggs well beaten
  • Fold the pastry on a flowered surface
  • Wrap the pastry in cling film. Chill in the fridge for 10 mins
  • Put the mincemeat into a bowl. Add 2 segmented of the satsumas. The finely chopped apple and the zest of 1 lemon
  • Heat oven to 220C / 200C fan / gas 7
  • Roll out the pastry to about 3mm to 4mm
  • Cut out as many bases as you can. Probably aroun 15
  • Put the bases in the trays.
  • Add a good tbsp of the mincemeat
  • Brush the edge of each pie with some beaten egg to make it sticky
  • Use the rest of the pastry to cut 7 – 10 cm thickness tops (stars and circles)
  • Press them on to the bases
  • Make slight indents to make a nice pattern for the tops
  • Glaze the pies with the beaten egg.
  • Sprinkle with the extra caster sugar
  • Cut a small slice into the tops to allow steam to get out during baking
  • Bake for 15-20mins until golden brown.
  • Leave to cool before taking them out of the trays.
  • Dust again icing sugar before serving

Add cream, vanilla ice cream or brandy cream as an extra treat!

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