Sugar-dusted mince pie parcels
- Preparation and cooking time
- Makes 15-20
Want freshly baked, homemade mince pies without the hassle of lining tins? Try our easiest ever version
- STEP 1
Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Unroll one of the pastry sheets onto a lightly floured surface, and spoon on teaspoonfuls of mincemeat, spaced about 2.5cm apart. Brush round the mincemeat with a little egg. Unroll the second sheet of pastry, keeping it on its wrapper, then roll out just a touch bigger. Using the wrapper to help you, flip onto the mincemeat-dotted sheet.
- STEP 2
Press and shape the pastry around each dollop of mincemeat, squeezing out as much air as you can. Slice up the sheet into individual parcels using a sharp knife or pizza cutter. Prick each with a fork, then seal the edges around each one by pressing with a fork. Lift onto baking trays, brush with a little more beaten egg and bake for 18-20 mins until golden and crisp.
- STEP 3
While the pies are baking, mix sugar and cinnamon on a plate. When done lift the pies, a few at a time, carefully into the sugar and gently turn to coat.