Little Eccles mince pies

Little Eccles mince pies

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Prep: 30 mins Cook: 30 mins

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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

  • Freezable
  • Easily doubled / halved
  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal268
  • fat14g
  • saturates3g
  • carbs34g
  • sugars22g
  • fibre1g
  • protein2g
  • salt0.27g
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  • 500g block all-butter puff pastry
  • flour, for dusting



    Flour is a powdery ingredient usually made from grinding wheat, maize, rye, barley or rice. As…

  • 450g mincemeat (see 'goes well with')
  • 1 egg white, lightly beaten
  • golden caster sugar


  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.

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15th Dec, 2009
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
13th Dec, 2009
Where can you buy all butter puff pastry??
8th Nov, 2009
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.
8th Jan, 2009
Really good! And they do freeze well and cook straight from frozen. Yummy!
5th Dec, 2008
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.
29th Sep, 2008
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 :)
20th Apr, 2008
Gorgeous, would be nice a bit bigger too.
10th Mar, 2008
Very easy to make and a change from the usual mince pies at Christmas. I used shop-bought mincemeat and added amaretto.
22nd Jan, 2008
A great hit with all the family. Will definitely be making them again
26th Dec, 2007
Fantastic, not so sweet as those made with sweet pastry. A real hit.


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