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Mini Mince Pies Recipe

These mini mince pies are a great alternative to really filling and hearty traditional mince pies. Dainty and perfectly formed they are a wonderful festive treat.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Afternoon Tea, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: British
Keyword: baking, christmas, mince pie
Servings: 12 mince pies

Ingredients

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

Instructions

  • 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 knead 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.