Make-ahead mince pies

Make-ahead mince pies

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Prep: 20 mins Cook: 20 mins

Easy

Makes 12
It wouldn't be Christmas without mince pies, and you just can't beat homemade - these can be cooked from frozen for extra ease

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable

Nutrition:

  • kcal259
  • fat13g
  • saturates5g
  • carbs34g
  • sugars14g
  • fibre1g
  • protein3g
  • salt0.45g
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Ingredients

  • 500g block shortcrust pastry
  • plain flour, for dusting
  • 250g mincemeat
    Deep-filled mince pie cut up

    Mincemeat

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  • 1 egg, beaten
    Eggs

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  • granulated sugar, for sprinkling

Method

  1. Heat oven to 220C/200C fan/gas 7. Roll the pastry out on a lightly floured surface a little thinner than a £1 coin. Stamp out 12 circles about 8cm wide, keeping all the trimmings. Use the circles to line a 12-hole, non-stick bun tin. Put a small spoonful of mincemeat in each one, but be careful not to put too much, as the suet will melt and bubble out if it has no room to spare. Re-roll the pastry trimmings and cut out another 12 circles a little smaller than the last. Brush the edges of the pastry with beaten egg, then add pastry lids, pinching the two edges together. Make a small cross with a knife in the centre of each pie. The pies can now be frozen in the trays for up to 3 months and either defrosted and cooked as stated or cooked from frozen.

  2. Brush the lids with a little more egg, sprinkle with sugar and bake for 15-20 mins until golden brown. Leave to cool slightly and serve warm.

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heffers
3rd Dec, 2009
ops found them
heffers
3rd Dec, 2009
were r the ingredents 4 recipes
GVB
19th Nov, 2009
Mince pies made in this method are still far far superior to shop bought ones. Personally I think the pastry in the picture is rolled a little too thick - but that's only my opinion.. I'm sure James Martin knows what he is doing! :)
elena4
14th Nov, 2009
Hardly homemade is it??
traciekan
14th Nov, 2009
the pic looks like puff pastry???

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