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    Best Mince Pies Ever

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    30 mins

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    Snowbunny Andorra's Note:

    I can't describe how much nicer these are than shop-bought mince pies. The pastry is almost like shortbread, none of that doughy horrible stuff. If you can't be bothered to make your own mincemeat, just use a really good quality shop-bought one. The one I use here has no beef suet, so it suitable for vegetarians. A quick tip for forming the cases: I find that if I mould them straight into the tin, it's quite tricky to remove them once cooked, so I line the tin with clingfilm, make the cases then pull up the film to remove the cases and pop them back in the holes.

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    1. 1
      Preheat your oven to 200°C.
    2. 2
      Rub together the flour and butter (or whizz up in a food processor).
    3. 3
      Add the sugar and salt and mix thoroughly.
    4. 4
      Knead the mixture together. Don't add any water. You'll think there's no way it's ever going to stick into a ball, but it will after a few minutes of kneading.
    5. 5
      Take walnut-sized balls of the pastry and push them into the holes of a 12-cake cupcake tin, forming them into case shapes.
    6. 6
      Fill each with some of the mincemeat.
    7. 7
      Form lids for each pie from a slightly smaller ball of dough, patted out flat to fit. Push the edges onto the sides of the case - they will stick together without the need for any egg or milk.
    8. 8
      At this point, you can freeze the pies until needed.
    9. 9
      Brush the tops with the beaten egg and bake for 20 minutes, or until golden.
    10. 10
      Serve hot or cold, dusted with icing sugar, with lashings of brandy butter.

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    Nutritional Facts for Best Mince Pies Ever

    Serving Size: 1 (1080 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 368.8
    Calories from Fat 143
    Total Fat 15.8 g
    Saturated Fat 9.7 g
    Cholesterol 53.3 mg
    Sodium 27.4 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 52.2 g
    Dietary Fiber 1.2 g
    Sugars 19.7 g
    Protein 4.4 g

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