Easy mince pies


  • You'll need...
  • 350g mincemeat
  • 225g plain flour
  • 2 tablespoons caster sugar
  • 125g butter
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • milk, to glaze
  • To make...
  • Mix the flour, sugar together and rub in the butter together until it resembling breadcrumbs, then stir in the egg
  • Roll the the mixture together into a ball, wrap in cling film and chill for an hour.
  • In the meantime lightly butter a 12 case  baking tray.
  • Roll out the pastry onto a floured surface. Cut out 12 circles with a pastry cutter, large enough to fill the cases in the baking tray. Press gently into each case, then fill evenly with the mincemeat.
  • Cut out another 12 slightly smaller circles and use to cover the mincemeat. Press the edges together with the end of a fork to seal. Make a small slit in the top of each, then brush lightly with milk.
  • Preheat the oven to 200 C. Bake the pies for 20 minutes until golden brown. Cool on a wire rack and serve warm.

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