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Homemade Mince Pies Recipe
Prep Time
25 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
40 mins
 

Make your holiday traditions bolder with my traditional Mince Pies recipe. You'll enjoy flakey pie crust and a lovely sweet filling that everyone will love!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Irish
Servings: 15 pies
Author: Gemma Stafford
Ingredients
  • 1 ⅓ Cup (175g) plain flour
  • 7 Tbsp (100g) cold butter, cubed
  • 1 Tbsp icing sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 Tbsp water
  • Pinch of salt
  • Homemade Mince Meat
Instructions
  1. Put flour, butter and icing sugar and salt in a food processor. Pulse until fine crumbs form.
  2. Mix together the egg yolks and water and add to the dry ingredients.
  3. Pulse until a dough forms, around 10 seconds.
  4. Wrap the pastry in cling wrap and refrigerate for 30 minute to allow the gluten to relax before rolling
  5. Roll on a floured surface to the fit your tin or pie dish. a good thickness is ¼ inch
  6. Take a round cutter (around 3 inches) and cut out your circles.
  7. Place into a butter bun/ cupcake tin
  8. Fill with your mince meat filling, around 3/4 of the way
  9. Brush the edge of the pastry with egg wash and lay on another round pastry on top
  10. Seal the 2 pieces of pastry together with a fork. this keeps the filling and juices
  11. Bake at 400oF (200oC) for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown.
  12. Dust with icing sugar. Serve warm with whipped cream
Recipe Notes

Fully assemble and freeze your mince pies to be baked off from frozen at a later date

Once baked, store at room temperature for up to 3 days