From-the-freezer mince pies

From-the-freezer mince pies

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Prep: 30 mins Cook: 22 mins


Makes 12
Keep these festive favourites nice and simple or spice things up with some imaginative twists

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal272
  • fat14g
  • saturates5g
  • carbs37g
  • sugars20g
  • fibre1g
  • protein2g
  • salt0.22g
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  • 500g pack sweet or dessert shortcrust pastry
  • little plain flour, for dusting
  • about 300g/11oz mincemeat
  • splash of milk, for glazing



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  1. Roll out a little over half the pastry on a flour-dusted surface to about the thickness of a £1 coin. Stamp out circles of pastry to line the holes of a 12-hole bun tin – an 8cm cutter should be about right. Re-roll the trimmings until all 12 holes are lined.

  2. Spoon a little mincemeat into each, then roll out the remaining pastry with a little more flour. Use a 6cm fluted or plain round cutter to cut out 12 lids. Top the mincemeat with the pastry lids, push around the edges to seal, then poke 1-2 small holes into each to allow steam to escape. Wrap the whole tray well in cling film. Will keep in the freezer for up to 3 months.

  3. To cook, heat oven to 200C/180C fan/ gas 6. Remove the mince pies from the freezer and brush the top of each with a little milk. Bake for 20-22 mins or until the pastry is golden and crisp and the filling piping hot.

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Comments (3)

stargirl89's picture

using readymade pastry and mincemeat you may as well just buy them!
Every year I make mince pies and freeze them, it's so convenient to be able to cook them from frozen.

stargirl89's picture

using readymade pastry and mincemeat you may as well just buy them!
Every year I make mince pies and freeze them, it's so convenient to be able to cook them from frozen.

saphira1's picture

They sound lovely but need to be well in advance and with flakey pastry is this possible?

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