Friday, 11 December 2015

Mince Pie Recipe

Hey, as it is beginning to get closer and closer to Christmas here is a Christmas mince pie recipe to fill your stomachs and for you to enjoy to make:

Preparation time: 45 minutes

Cooking time: 15 minutes



1 large jar mincemeat (about 600g)

2 satsumas, segmented

1 apple, finely chopped

Zest 1 lemon

A little icing sugar, for dusting

For the pastry:

375g plain flour

260g unsalted butter, softened

125g caster sugar, plus extra for sprinkling

1 large egg, plus 1 beaten egg for glazing


Place the flour and butter in a bowl and rub together to a crumb consistency. Add the sugar and the egg, and mix together.

Tip out onto a lightly floured surface and fold until the pastry comes together, be careful not to over mix.

Wrap the pastry in cling film and chill for 10 mins.

Scoop the mincemeat into a bowl and add the satsumas, apple and zest.

Heat oven to 220C/200C fan/gas 7.

Roll out the pastry to 3mm thick. Using a round cutter (about 10cm), cut out 16 bases and place them into muffin trays.

Put 1⁄2 tbsp mincemeat mixture into each. Brush the edge of each pie with a little beaten egg.

Re-roll out the pastry to cut 7cm lids and press them on top to seal. Glaze with the rest of the egg, sprinkle with caster sugar, then make a small cut in the tops.

Bake mince pies for 15-20 mins until golden brown. Leave to cool before releasing them from the muffin trays and dusting with icing sugar. Serve.

I hope you enjoyed my mince pie recipe for Christmas, if you know of any other recipes or tips that people could use then please feel free to leave them in the comments below, come back tomorrow for another post. That’s all for now,
Bella xxx