This easy mince pie recipe uses shop bought mince pie pastry and mincemeat to make the assembling of these festive delights an absolute breeze! We have also topped our mince pies with a crumble topping, however to make them even easier, simply roll out the trimmings from the pastry and stamp out stars or pie lids instead.
How to make mince pies
A mince pie is simply rolled out shortcrust pastry that is filled with mincemeat and then topped with further pastry and then baked in the oven until crisp.
What’s in a mince pie
Sweet mincemeat (not to be confused with savoury mincemeat!) consists of dried fruit, fresh fruit and suet or butter that is cooked down to a thickened consistency. Sometimes alcohol is added for a boozy boost!
Mince pie pastry
The pastry traditionally used for mince pies is shortcrust. In the recipe below we have cheated and used shop-bought for an easier process, but if you fancy making your own then we have a fantastic recipe you can try.
Puff pastry can also be used for mince pies which will give a lighter and fluffier result!
Prep Time: 0 hours 15 mins
Cook Time: 0 hours 25 mins
Total Time: 0 hours 40 mins
For the crumble topping
Pinch ground cinnamon
- Make the crumble topping. Pulse the flour, butter, sugar and cinnamon in the small bowl of a food processor until it clumps together (alternatively rub the butter into the flour with your fingertips, then stir in the sugar and cinnamon). Chill until needed.
- Preheat oven to 190°C (170°C fan) mark 5. Unroll the pastry sheet on to a lightly floured work surface. Stamp out 12 plain or fluted rounds using a 7.5cm cutter (see GH Tip). Use rounds to line a 12-hole bun tin, then spoon in the mincemeat (a scant tbsp per pie). Top each pie with crumble mixture.
- Bake for 25min, or until golden. Leave to cool in tin for a few min to set pastry, then carefully transfer to a wire rack to cool. Serve just warm or at room temperature.
If you prefer, re-roll pastry trimmings and stamp out smaller circles or stars for the pie lids rather than topping with the crumble.
- Calories: 174
- Protein: 1.5g
- Total fat: 8g
- Saturates: 4g
- Carbs: 24g
- Total sugars: 14g
- Fibre: 1g
Source: Easy Mince Pies