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Mince Pie Recipe

Updated on January 15, 2011

We all love to sit in the living room with our cup of tea or coffee, with our Christmas trees twinkling, Christmas cards all over the place and a mince pie. I doesn’t get much more like Christmas than that. I want to share a recipe for some festive mince pies with you so that you can get in the same Christmas spirit as me.

This is what you’ll need
200g of flour (plain)
50g of ground almonds
140g butter (preferable cut into small chunks)
Grated rind from just 1 orange
50g of sugar (caster)
1 egg yolk
That was for the pastry, now on to the filling and decorating it......
200g mincemeat
1 egg white (and whisk it lightly)
Caster sugar or icing sugar to dust

This recipe will take you approximately 40 minutes to make, so lets get started.

1 Preheat your oven at 200C and if you have a fan oven reduce it to 190C, Mix the flour, almonds, butter, orange, and sugar into a crumbly mixture. Add the egg yolk and 1 teaspoon of water and mix until it forms a dough. You then need to wrap it in cling film (plastic wrap) and place in the fridge for about 30 minutes.

2 After 30 minutes, roll the dough out quite thin and cut out 18 circles with a cake cutter, Use these to line your cake tins. Pop a heaped teaspoon of the mincemeat into each one and then cut out 9 more circles. Cut out different Christmas and festive shapes for the other 9.

3 Cover the pies with the shapes and the circles and then brush the tops with the egg white and then use the caster sugar or icing sugar to dust your pies. Put them in the oven for 12 to 15 minutes until the look golden and crispy. Keep them in the tins for 5 minutes and then transfer to a wire cooling tray until cold.

Lastly, put the kettle on and make yourself a nice hot drink and enjoy your home baked festive mince pie. Enjoy!


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    • 2patricias profile image


      5 years ago from Sussex by the Sea

      This recipe sounds tasty.

      I am adding it to my Recipe Index for HubPages.

    • firefly07 profile image


      7 years ago from UK

      hi vicki

      your mince pies sound scrumptious and I'll try your recipe next time I'm baking.

    • AliciaC profile image

      Linda Crampton 

      7 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      I think we should eat mince pies all year round too! I love them. They are a traditional part of my Christmas. Thank you for the recipe. Almonds and orange peel in the pastry sound like interesting additions.

    • vicki simms profile imageAUTHOR

      vicki simms 

      7 years ago from northamptonshire

      I'm thinking we should eat them all year round!

      My score...hhmmm I answer the questions, go in the forums, hub hop and comment on hubs with feed back and just keep writing, I have only been active since september but you will be suprised how your score will go up! maybe I should write a this space :)

      Thank you for your comments and question too

    • JapanGulu profile image


      7 years ago

      Mince pies are great ! Especially homemade not from Tescos. Why do we only eat them at Christmas ? On an unrelated subject - how do you get a score of 95 ? I've only been on HP for 10 days but it's very frustrating having a score of 37 ! How about a hub on "how to get a score of 95?" Just a thought :-)

    • vicki simms profile imageAUTHOR

      vicki simms 

      7 years ago from northamptonshire

      Mmmmm I know, they are my favourite too, you can't beat them :)

    • Just Ask Susan profile image

      Susan Zutautas 

      7 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Mincemeat pies one of my favorites..!


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