Mince Pies

Step 1

Roll your pie dough out into a 15-inch by 12-inch rectangle. Brush off any excess flour.

Roll the Pie Dough

Use a round or round with a scalloped edge pastry cutter to cut pastry circles that will fit into the bottom of your baking tin.

Cut Pastry

Step 2

Gently press one pastry round into each cavity

Place the dough in the tin

Step 3

Spoon the mixture in, if you are using a tart tin, generally more shallow, then you will need about 1- ½ teaspoons of filling.

Add the filling

Step 4

You can top the mincemeat filling with another pastry round or use a star cutter to top the pies with a star lid.

Add Pastry to the tops

Step 5

Crack an egg into a small bowl and add a splash of water, then whisk to combine. Use a pastry brush to brush the top of the mince pies with the egg wash.

Wash with an egg

Step 6

Bake for 10-20 minutes, depending on the size of your baking pan. I find the smaller tart size pies take 10-13 minutes while the cupcake size ones take 14-18 minutes, you want golden brown!


Step 7

Then give them a generous sprinkle of icing sugar / confectioners sugar.

Add powdered sugar

Step 8