Best Mince Pies Ever

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READY IN: 30mins
YIELD: 12 pies
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat your oven to 200°C.
  • Rub together the flour and butter (or whizz up in a food processor).
  • Add the sugar and salt and mix thoroughly.
  • 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.
  • Take walnut-sized balls of the pastry and push them into the holes of a 12-cake cupcake tin, forming them into case shapes.
  • Fill each with some of the mincemeat.
  • 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.
  • At this point, you can freeze the pies until needed.
  • Brush the tops with the beaten egg and bake for 20 minutes, or until golden.
  • Serve hot or cold, dusted with icing sugar, with lashings of brandy butter.
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