Mince Pies

21 Dec 2022


A jar of mincemeat


For the Shortcrust Pastry

200g plain flour

100g butter

75g of sugar


To make the Shortcrust Pastry;

  1. Put 200g of plain flour in a mixing bowl and rub in 100g of butter until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs.
  2. Add 75g of sugar and use a round-bladed knife or spoon to stir in cold water, a tablespoon at a time, until a dough forms. Go into the bowl with your hands and bring the mixture together to form a ball.
  3. Lightly knead the dough on a floured work surface then use a floured rolling pin to roll it out and use it to line a flan tin or shallow dish, ready to make any sweet tart.


To make the Mince Pies;

  1. Make one big tart or use a cutter to make individual ones to cook in a muffin tray. Lightly flour your tray to prevent the pastry sticking.
  2. Spoon in the mincemeat into the cases and use any leftover pastry to decorate the top.
  3. Cook for 10-20 minutes until golden brown.
  4. Wait until cool and dust with icing sugar.