Luxury Mince Pies

Luxury Mince Pies

Luxury Mince Pies

May I present for you these Luxury Mince Pies – who wouldn’t go for a bit of luxury from time to time? I know I do, as do all my family, and at Christmas, I really like to have only the best on my table. I am very proud of my mince pies – there is a local tea room who has these from me – all her customers ask for them at Christmas as they are so light and crumbly.  I only do this seasonally from time to time just to help her out, and I have never revealed my secret recipe – until now!

Mince Pies, like Christmas pudding, were originally filled with meat, such as lamb, rather than a dried fruit mix as they are today. Also very rich people liked to show off at their Christmas parties by having pies made is different shapes (like stars & crescents, etc) You really be surprised to know the story behind mince pies, you will be amazed as I have been – look it up, it’s all very interesting.

So, all there is left to say is have a really happy Christmas everyone and may all your dreams come true –  be safe and just enjoy life.

You could start by making these lovely Luxury Mince Pies!

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Luxury Mince Pies
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Servings 25 portions
Prep Time 35 minutes
Cooking Time 15 minutes
Passive Time
Luxury Mince Pies
Votes: 1
Rating: 5
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Print Recipe
Servings 25 portions
Prep Time 35 minutes
Cooking Time 15 minutes
Passive Time
Ingredients
Servings: portions
Instructions
For the mince pie
  1. Preheat the oven gas mark 3 /170c Grease your cup cake/Yorkshire pudding tray or use a non-stick one.
  2. Roll the dough out to about 1cm, then cut out 20 circles and put them inside the prepared tray.
  3. Fill each short bread with mincemeat, then cut out another 20 slightly smaller circles, to make the lids, then press down.
  4. Make sure you use a ridge cutter to get the nice effect.
  5. Back in the oven on a low shelf for 20 mins. As soon as you remove them from the oven, sprinkle with caster sugar. Let them cool down on wire rack.
  6. You can see how crumbly the pastry are. Store them in air-tight containers, for up to a week.
For the fun mince pies:
  1. Or you can split the dough in half and make these special kind of mince pies - they are really and fun to make as long you have the mooncake shaper, then you can make these.
  2. Take a small ball of dough, about the size of walnut and fill up with mincemeat then close up and roll it.
  3. Now use your choice of a stamp and then press down then release. this is how they should look.
  4. Cook them the same as above. I think they look amazing and its different.
Recipe Notes

You can freeze them, also they will keep for a week if stored well.

Here is the link to the shortbread pastry.