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Christmas mince pies


Christmas mince pies

Ingredients 9
Servings makes 24 pies
Time 20 mins

Ingredients

  • For the pastry:
  • 500
    g
    flour
  • 2.5
    ml
    salt
  • 350
    ml
    butter
  • 120
    ml
    ice cold water
  • For the filling:
  • 1
    jar fruit mince
  • 1
    apple - peeled, cored and grated
  • 15
    ml
    brandy or sherry
 

Method

15 mins
 

Place the flour and salt in a bowl, rub in the butter with your fingers (or blitz in a food processor). 

 

Add a little cold water at a time until the dough comes together. 

 

Stop adding water once a nice soft dough has formed without stickiness. 

 

Place in a plastic bag and leave to chill in the fridge for at least 30 mins. 

 

Prepare your filling by mixing all the ingredients together.

 

Roll out the pastry to about 3mm thickness and cut out circles that fit well into to the tin. 

 

Fill each pie with about a teaspoon of mince and then cut a top for each pie, a slightly smaller circle or a star. 

 

Glue each top on with a little water. 

 

Poke or cut a small hole in the middle of each pie to allow the steam to escape. 

 

Brush the top with a little bit of beaten egg and bake for about 15 mins at 180°C until crisp and golden brown.  

 

Read more on: mince pies  |  festive  |  dessert  |  food24  |  christmas  |  baking
 

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