Mince Pies

Classic Christmas Mince Pies

Christmastime is art and craft time for little ones. From salt dough decorations to homemade cards, your kids will be getting their hands into all sorts over the festive period. Nothing says Christmas quite like a proper mince pie though, and these are so yummy they will be the best thing your kids make this year! Buttery sweet pastry and a spicy fruity filling makes these mice pies a winter winner for the whole family.

Ingredients

  • 200g Butter
  • 325g Plain Flour
  • 100g Caster Sugar
  • 1 Egg (beaten)
  • 400g Jar Good Quality Mincemeat

You will need a 12 hole muffin tray, rolling pin, large round cutter and optional small star cookie cutter.

Preheat the oven to 180β—¦C Gas Mark 4
Using your fingertips, rub the butter into the flour until it resembles breadcrumbs.

Stir in the sugar and then the beaten egg. Bring together to form a firm dough (Add a splash of water as needed)

Roll out to ΒΌ inch thickness (apx width of a pound coin) and cut 12 circles using a large round cutter and 12 stars using a small star cutter.

Place your pastry circles gently into each hole in the tray and fill with a heaped teaspoon of mincemeat. Top with a star.

Bake in the centre of the oven for 20 minutes or until the pastry is golden.

Allow to cool in the tin slightly before removing.

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