Little Eccles mince pies

Little Eccles mince pies

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
(19 ratings)

By

Magazine subscription – 3 issues for £3

Cooking time

Prep: 30 mins Cook: 30 mins

Skill level

Moderately easy

Servings

Makes 18

From freezer to oven, these cheeky Eccles mince pies are perfect mid-afternoon with an equally cheeky glass of mulled wine. It is Christmas after all!

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Freezable
  • Easily doubled / halved
  • Vegetarian
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
268
protein
2g
carbs
34g
fat
14g
saturates
3g
fibre
1g
sugar
22g
salt
0.27g

Ingredients

  • 500g block all-butter puff pastry
  • flour, for dusting
  • 450g mincemeat (see 'goes well with')
  • 1 egg white, lightly beaten
  • golden caster sugar

Buy Ingredients

Buy the ingredients for this recipe now via:

Want to know how this works? Read all about it here.

Method

  1. Roll the pastry out to about the thickness of a 50p piece on to a floured surface, and cut out 10cm circles, then continue to re-roll and cut out until you have about 18 circles.
  2. Place 1 tsp of mincemeat in the centre of each circle, brush the edges with egg white, then gather together tightly to completely encase the mincemeat.
  3. Flip the pies over so the sealed edges are underneath, then squash them with your hand so you have a small puck-shaped pie.
  4. Cut two small slits in the top of each pie, brush generously with egg white and scatter with sugar. The pies can now be frozen for up to 2 months. Heat oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6 and bake for 15 mins from raw or 25-30 mins from frozen.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, November 2007

Ads by Google

Comments, questions and tips

Sign in or create your My Good Food account to join the discussion.

Comments

Show comments
Lizzyexmoor's picture
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

Just made these, I filled them with Seville Orange marmalade with added chopped stem ginger and they were fabulous ( we are not so keen on mincemeat) I will definitely be making them again. Made small ones perfect with a cuppa :)

katemay95's picture

These are so simple to make and are delicious. 10/10

hickmanh's picture

Loved this recipe. I made mine slightly smaller as I couldn't find anything the right size to cut round but I liked them mini-sized. Slightly fiddly sealing them but worth the effort. Will make these again next Christmas.

mrsvlee's picture

Tastes better with very thin pastry which makes them a little tricky to deal with but they are well worth the effort. A lovely change to mince pies that you can make all year round.

benminx's picture
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

I made these as my first ever attempt at homemade Mince Pies, filled with James Martin's recipe for homemade traditional mincemeat, and they went down a treat. My other half's mum loved them so much she wanted to take a bag home, and we ate all the others that were left by about the 28th December. (I made them on the 20th/22nd). They genuinely are gorgeous, light, fluffy, and far easier to have as a light nibble than a traditional mince pie. Enormously recommended!!!

carolineroy's picture

Can I just check - is it egg WHITE to use?

jaspercat2002's picture
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

These are really delicious - a little bit fiddly but will probably be easier to do without the 'help' of my 6 year old so I will be making some more whilst he is at school for the freezer. Lighter than a normal mincepie and really like the crispy crunchiness the sugar topping gives.

jinjerine's picture
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

Made these last year and were gorgeous with shop bought mincemeat. This year i made my own mincemeat and going to make them tommorrow. You can buy all butter puff pastry from the chiller section by butters/marg in tesco. Last year i used standard puff pastry and will be again tommorrow. Think the all butter maybe a bit richer? but it works any how

zetalyn1's picture

Where can you buy all butter puff pastry??

emmawelsh's picture

Sound great. I will try them soon. Love the idea of freezing them, and just cooking what you what when you want. I do get fed up with cooking a couple of batches of normal mince pies (on request) and then see them not eaten because everyone had too much turkey and pudding etc.

lulrick's picture
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

Really good! And they do freeze well and cook straight from frozen. Yummy!

josp74's picture
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

I made these last Christmas and will make again as they were so easy and tasted so good. You can't beat the smell of home cooked goodies! Give them a go.

lurvlyloz's picture
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

I made these last christmas i will certainly be making them this christmas. i make double so i can freeze them for when people drop by over christmas. lovely and less fiddly than normal mince pies :)

jaki85n's picture
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

Gorgeous, would be nice a bit bigger too.

davideast's picture
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

Very easy to make and a change from the usual mince pies at Christmas. I used shop-bought mincemeat and added amaretto.

sherbert's picture

A great hit with all the family. Will definitely be making them again

pccatering's picture
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

Fantastic, not so sweet as those made with sweet pastry. A real hit.

hayleygrice's picture
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

These are lovely, a really nice alternative. I'm not an "arty" type so the process of squashing pastry down and just shaping into a round really appealed to me!! And means you get the full effect of home-madeness.

Try and put as much filling in as you can get away with, as there is a fair amount of pastry once it puffs up, and be liberal with the sugar sprinkled on top as it makes a tasty addition.

Great recipe!

shozalozapinetown's picture

I meant to say earlier, when brushing the pastry circles with egg white only brush half the circle. The pastry sticks much better this way.

julespick's picture
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

Fantastically easy and taste delicious. Will certainly be making them again.

Pages

Questions

Tips