Sunday, 29 November 2015

Mince Pies Recipe

Easy Mince Pie Pies Recipe Shortcrust Stars

Hey everyone! Hope you're all well! I've had quite a busy week in labs so it was really nice to relax this weekend. At work every week someone's been baking something as sort of a Great British Bake Off thing and every week has had a theme. I had mine on Wednesday and my theme was Christmas so I decided to make these Mince Pies as mum's made them before and they were really good so I thought I would share them with you! :)

Easy Mince Pie Pies Recipe Shortcrust Stars

Makes 12 mince pies (we usually make double as we're a family of piggies XD)

Ingredients:

275g self raising flour
150g butter, diced
25g caster sugar
1 egg, beaten
2 tbsp milk, to glaze
Icing sugar for dusting
Filling: 275g Mincemeat

Method.


  1. Rub the flour and butter together with your fingers to resemble fine breadcrumbs. Stir in the sugar and enough egg to form a firm dough and knead until smooth. Wrap in oiled cling film and then chill in the fridge for 30 minutes.
  2. Preheat the oven to 190C, Gas Mark 5. Grease 12 patty tins. Roll out the dough until it's 3mm (1/8in) thin on a lightly floured surface. Cut out 12 pastry cases using a 7.5cm (3in) fluted cutter and line the 12 patty tins. 
  3. Fill the cases 3/4 full with mincemeat (I put roughly a full teaspoon in each one). Re-roll the remaining dough and make the lids.
  4. Dampen the edge of each pastry case with water, put the lids on top and press the edges together to seal. Pierce a hole into the top of each lid with a skewer to allow steam to escape.
  5. Brush each lid with milk and bake for 15 minutes or until light golden brown. Dust with icing sugar and serve warm with cream/custard/ice cream etc :)



Rub the butter and flour with your fingertips until they resemble fine breadcrumbs

Add the sugar and egg and knead until it forms a firm dough

Chill for 30 minutes then roll out on a lightly floured surface


Cut 12 shapes using a 7.5cm fluted cutter and line the tin

Easy Mince Pie Pies Recipe Shortcrust Stars
Add roughly a teaspoon of mincemeat


Cut out the lids and place them on top

Bake for 15 minutes at 190C or until light golden brown


Easy Mince Pie Pies Recipe Shortcrust Stars
Dust with icing sugar and enjoy! :)

























So that was my finished product! My second attempt came out much better than the first but they were both yummy! I also managed to make 15 instead of 12 which is always a bonus. I hope you enjoy this recipe and let me know if you've tried them!

I also have a Homeware Haul up on YouTube if you fancied giving it a watch :)


98 comments:

  1. yummy!
    xx

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  2. Looks so delicious!
    Have a nice evening!
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  3. these cakes must be so yummy....plus, they look amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    1. Thank you! They were really yummy :) xx

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  4. Hi dear
    Great post, this recipe seems so yummy
    Love it for Christmas
    xoxo

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  5. Yummy, they look so good :) x

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    1. Thank you! They were really yummy! :)

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  6. Oh yum one thousand times over! I love making mince pies and these sure do look delicious - especially with the star designs on top :)

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  7. These look so yummy! I haven't had mince pies before, but I know they are really popular!

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    1. Thank you! I love mince pies around Christmas! :) xx

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  8. So beautiful and delicious!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Kisses, Paola.

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  9. These look professional! I like the star and sugar dusting.

    Amy Ann
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    1. Thank you, that's very kind of you! :) xx

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  10. Gnammy!! Love your blog, would you like to follow each other?:)

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  11. They look so yummy! Thanks for sharing this recipe! xoxo

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    1. Thank you! They're really yummy! :) xx

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  12. I'm not a big mince pie fan but I love the way these look. The stars are so festive! X

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  13. This is so delicious.
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  14. Wow I've never heard of mince pies before but these look so delicious!

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  15. parecem bons!

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  16. Thanks for sharing! They look delicious.

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  17. gotta try this at home..looks yummy..

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  18. I've never tried mince pies, but from these photos they look good! the star shape is really creative
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    1. Thank you! You should try them! :) xx

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  19. Looks delicious! Will definitely give it a try!

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  20. Love your post, great content!

    Only 3 MORE MONDAYS till CHRISTMAS!!

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  21. This looks super tasty! Thank you for sharing!
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  22. Ohn Gosh!!! So yummy!!! I want to try :D

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  23. This looks so gooood and christmasy <3 lovely!
    Kisses

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  24. what an adorable pie! i would feel bad eating them :D

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  25. These look so yummy ♥

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  26. These would be really great for Christmas !!! I bet they are delicious!
    xoxo

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  27. OMG! Another yummy recipe. Thanks for sharing!

    Have a nice day!

    xoxo,
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    1. That's okay! Have a lovely day Shaira! :) xx

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  28. They look so beautiful! Even though I am not a huge fan of mince at all...haha!

    -Kati

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  29. awesome! Thank you for sharing!

    Have a great weekend! :)

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  30. These cookies look so good! You are an amzing baker :)

    Also, love the YouTube video of yours too :)

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  31. Those stars on top are so cute, I love that they make the pies more festive. Also, I adore how much butter you used in this recipe, haha. Need to try this one out! :)

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    1. Hehe allll the butter! Let me know if you do! :) xx

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  32. So beautiful recipe Nevena! It seems so good!!! Have a nice day and thank you for your visit!!! Kisses from Italy,
    Eni

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  33. Merry Christmas

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    1. Thank you, Merry Christmas to you too! :) xx

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  34. Ovaj kolacic izgleda odlicno,bas prigodan sad za buduce praznike koji nam dolaze :)

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  35. Mince pies are a must for Christmas! :D Thanks for sharing this recipe Nevena!

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  36. Lovely stars!
    I would love to try that recipe!!!

    akiko

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  37. preslatkoooo :))
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