Friday 6 December 2013

The Tastiest Mince Pies Ever.

Mince Pies. Ewww. Well, that's what I thought until I tried one of these bad boys last year, and oh my, they're amazing! I think the thing that has been putting me off is the thick, dry, shortcrust pastry with a soggy base. No thank you. But, these however, are incredible. They're not stodgy at all and they just taste so buttery and delicious.

To make these I used: 
A jar of ready made mincemeat
A roll of puff pastry
An egg
Icing sugar and caster sugar to sprinkle over the top

Simply, preheat your oven to 180 degrees, and roll out the pastry. Grab a baking tray and line it with some baking paper. Then take a round cutter, and make two circles for every pie - a lid and a base, if you will.

Next, just a quick dollop of mincemeat on the bases. Then place the lids on top, and press the edges together. Brush the beaten egg over the top, to make the pies a lovely golden brown colour when baked. Then score a little cross on the top of each mince pie with a sharp knife, and place in the oven for 12-18 minutes.

Just keep checking on them, until they look baked and delicious. Then, place the mince pies on a wired tray, and sprinkle a dusting of icing sugar/caster sugar on top to taste.

These are probably the least offensive mince pies in the world, they're just so light and buttery!

Do you like mince pies?
Have you made any festive treats?



  1. aaaah i just want one of these now! that mince pie looks delish! xxx

    Grace | Glitter and Carousels

  2. These look absolutely gorgeous. For a while I always thought they contained actual meat.
    Water Painted Dreams xxx

  3. i love making mince pies! it's tradition haha

    zofia xo