From-the-freezer mince pies

From-the-freezer mince pies

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Cooking time

Prep: 30 mins Cook: 22 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Makes 12

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

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Freezable
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
272
protein
2g
carbs
37g
fat
14g
saturates
5g
fibre
1g
sugar
20g
salt
0.22g

Ingredients

  • 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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Method

  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.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, November 2010

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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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