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Mini mince pies

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Little bite sized pies. Perfect to serve at Christmas parties.

Key Information

  • Prep:
  • Bake:
  • Serves:24
  • Skill level:easy

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  • 350g 12½ oz Plain white flour (we use Allinson) Plain white flour
  • 40g 1½ oz Unrefined golden icing sugar (we use Billington's) Unrefined golden icing sugar
  • 75g 2¾ oz Butter (unsalted)
  • 1 1 Egg yolk(s) (free range) medium
  • 4tbsp 4tbsp Water
  • 411g 14½ oz Mincemeat
  • 1 1 Orange zest grated

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The Method Enter Bake mode

  1. Classic mode Step 1

    For the pastry, put the flour and icing sugar in a food processor and pulse for 30 seconds. Add the butter and whizz until the mixture forms fine crumbs.

    Ingredients for this step

  2. Classic mode Step 2

    Add the egg yolk and 2 tbsp water and process together until just combined (add more cold water if needed).

    Ingredients for this step

    • 1 1 Egg yolk(s) (free range) medium
    • 4tbsp 4tbsp Water
  3. Classic mode Step 3

    Knead lightly until smooth, wrap and chill for 30 minutes.

  4. Classic mode Step 4

    Line 24 mini muffin tins with paper cases. On a floured sheet of baking parchment roll out the pastry to a 2mm /16 inch thickness. Cut out rounds using a 6cm /2 1/2 inch fluted pastry cutter.

  5. Classic mode Step 5

    Use a palette knife to lift into the paper cases. Prick the base with a fork. Stamp out mini stars with the trimmings.

  6. Classic mode Step 6

    Mix the orange zest with mincemeat. Spoon a generous 1 tsp of mincemeat into each pastry case and top with a mini star. Chill whilst oven preheats to 190°C (fan 170°C, gas mark 5).

    Ingredients for this step

    • 1 1 Orange zest grated
    • 411g 14½ oz Mincemeat
  7. Classic mode Step 7

    Bake pies for 12-15 mins until pale golden.