Traditional Mince Pie Recipie

This recipe will make about 12 standard size or 24 mini mince pies.

mince pieFirstly it is important to note that to make mince pies from scratch you have to make the mincemeat mixture a couple of weeks before you intend to use it.

Here is our family recipe for mincemeat (and it doesn't contain any mince)

How to make the Mincemeat

Finely chop or mince everything including the orange peel into a big bowl. Stir the mixture clockwise 30 times a day and then cover and place in the fridge.

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After a week transfer to jars and leave in a cupboard for at least two more weeks.

How to make the Mince Pies

Preheat your oven to 200c. Firstly make a pastry from 200g of plain flour, 100g of cold cubed butter, 50g icing sugar and one egg. The easiest way is to mix it all together in a blender for 30 seconds till it forms a ball. Let the dough rest for 20 minutes in the fridge.

Now grease a mini-muffin tin and roll out the pastry to a quarter inch thick. Cut circles and use to line the muffin tin and add a small dollop of mincemeat. Add another circle of pastry for a lid, dust with granulated sugar and bake for 10 minutes.


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