Little Eccles mince pies

Little Eccles mince pies

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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

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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

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germania's picture
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Made a batch of these to take into the folks at work. Well they disappeared in an instant, everyone loved them and I'm making another double batch to take in next week.

Very simple, yet so yummy, I also added some chopped macadamias to mine.

lostkat's picture
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Absolutely gorgeous and so easy to make. I sometimes find the normal mince pies a bit heavy, but these are so light and delicious. They went down a storm too. Definitely making more!

whitby1's picture

My son had to read a Christmas receipe for school, so we found this one, and decided to make them as well, he took them into to school to share and they were a hit. Will be making these again!!

shozalozapinetown's picture

These are so easy to make and even easier to eat!

I use shop-bought mincemeat but mix a tablespoonful of brandy into the jar and let it soak in for a day or two before I use it ;this makes the filling nice and moist and enhances the flavour.

Great idea M's Kitchen to add the marzipan, I will definitely try that next time.

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tilden's picture

I made them a little smaller 9 cm circles, really as a trial for Christmas - they were a great success and I also froze some (before baking) I will definitely be making them instead of the usual mince pies and might even try adding a little marzipan to the mince meat

tilden's picture

I made them a little smaller 9 cm circles, really as a trial for Christmas - they were a great success and I also froze some (before baking) I will definitely be making them instead of the usual mince pies and might even try adding a little marzipan to the mince meat

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