Mince Tarts Recipe

You need mince pies of some description at Christmas and this year I made little Mince Tarts. The easiest way to make Mince Pies or Tarts is to buy ready made pastry and a jar of mincemeat, stick it all together, cook it, and done! If you’d like to make the pastry yourself, here’s a little recipe.

Mince Tarts Recipe

I used a shallow yorkshire pudding tin to make the tarts but you could use a muffin tin or similar to make deeper fill mince pies.

Preparation Time: 30 Minutes Cooking Time: 15 Minutes


  • 200g plain flour
  • 100g butter
  • 25g icing sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2-3 tbsp milk
  • 300g mincemeat
  • 1-2 tbsp granulated sugar


  • Preheat oven to 180c/Gas Mark 4. Grease your chosen tin with butter.
  • Sift the flour into a bowl and rub in the butter until the mixture looks like breadcrumbs.
  • Stir in the icing sugar and egg yolk and add the milk until a soft dough is formed.
  • Put the dough on a floured surface and kneed gently until smooth.
  • Make the dough into a ball and roll out to 1cm thick.
  • Cut circles from the dough using a round cutter and press lightly into the holes of your tin.
  • Put a large spoonful of mincemeat in each pastry case leaving room for it to expand when cooking.
  • Cut star shapes from the leftover dough and place on top.
  • Brush the tops of the mince pies with milk and sprinkle with sugar.
  • Bake for approx 15 minutes or until browned.

Mince Tarts Recipe


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