Christmas Mince Pies

READY IN: 50mins
YIELD: 12 pies
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • QUICK FRUIT MINCEMEAT:
  • Combine all ingredients and set aside for flavours to infuse.
  • PASTRY:
  • Sift flour, cornflour, and icing sugar.
  • Rub in the butter.
  • Beat egg and vanilla together then add, mixing well.
  • Knead into a ball without overhandling the pastry.
  • Roll out thinly on a floured board and cut into 3" rounds.
  • Reroll offcuts until all the pastry is used.
  • Place rounds in a patty pan, place a heaped teaspoon of filling in the middle of each pastry round and cover with second pastry round.
  • Press edges together with the prongs of a fork and prick each top twice.
  • Bake at 350F for 18-20 minutes or until pale gold.
  • Leave to cool slightly before removing to cooking rack.
  • Dust lightly with icing sugar.
  • COOKS NOTE - If you don't have a patty pan, place the pies on a cookie sheet rather than in a muffin tray, which is too deep.
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