Posted by Simon Mayeri on

It’s almost that time of year again – if you listen closely, you can hear the sleighbells starting to ring. Get prepared for the most indulgent time of year with the most classic of homemade creations: the mince pie. We haven’t just provided you with a range of storage options in the form of our vast range of products, but we have also given you an easy-to-follow recipe to bring the Christmas spirit straight into your kitchen.

Recipe Equipment

  • 2 Patty tins (12 Holes Per Tin)
  • Pastry brush
  • Tablespoon


Recipe Ingredients

  • 280g mincemeat
  • 225g cold, diced butter
  • 350g plain flour
  • 100g golden caster sugar
  • Icing sugar
  • 1 small egg, beaten


HOW TO MAKE mince pies


  1. Make the pastry by rubbing the butter into the flour
  2. Mix in the golden caster sugar
  3. Add a pinch of salt
  4. Roll the pastry into a ball shape and knead it briefly – don’t add liquid
  5. When the dough feels firm, you can let it chill or use it ASAP according to preference
  6. Heat the oven to 180C fan/200C/gas mark 6
  7. Press golf-ball sized balls of pastry into 18 holes of the patty tins
  8. Now begin to spoon the mincemeat into the pies
  9. Pat smaller balls of pastry with your hands to form round lids to sit atop the pies
  10. Add these lids to their respective pies without the use of egg or milk
  11. To seal, gently press the edges together
  12. Use the beaten egg to brush the top of the pies
  13. Bake until golden (for around 20 mins)
  14. Let your pies cool down for 5 mins inside the tin
  15. Transfer the pies to a wire rack
  16. Lightly dust your pies with icing sugar upon serving
  17. Storage-wise: they can be stored for 3-4 days in an airtight container
  18. Store for just under 4 weeks frozen.

Gather the family around to try your homemade mince pies and add even more warmth to the festivities that Christmas time brings.

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