Mince Pies

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Mince Pies

by Thripti Hinduja

Mince meat, formerly known as Mincemeat tarts, are small British fruit-based sweet pies traditionally served during the Christmas season. These are made with a buttery short crust pastry and a savoury dried fruits. You may add nuts to add texture to the pie as well.

Cuisine : Baking Course : Appetizer Skill Level : Novice
Prep : 30 mins Cook : 25 mins Ready in : 55 mins Serves : 2


  • 110g Flour
  • 70g Cold Butter
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • 30g Almond Meal
  • 20g Caster Sugar
  • ⅛ tsp Salt
  • 1 Egg
  • 100g Christmas Mince or Mincemeat


  1. Put the flour, cinnamon, almond meal, salt and cater sugar in a bowl.
  2. Chop the butter and rub it into the flour mixture.
  3. Add in the egg yolk and form a dough. Do not knead this dough.
  4. Cover the dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate it for 20 minutes.
  5. Sprinkle flour over the table and roll out the dough about 1/4 inch thick.
  6. Cut it out into circles to fit a cupcake mould.
  7. Place the disks in slightly greased moulds. Spoon in some of the mince filling.
  8. Cut out star shaped pieces of the dough and place it on the top.
  9. Bake them at 180°C for about 20 minutes or until the crust turns brown.
  10. Allow them to cool for 5 minutes in their moulds, then carefully take them out to cool. Sprinkle them with icing sugar and serve with some pouring cream or custard if desired
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