Mince Pies

A classic Christmas treat which will fill your house and your soul with the magic scent of the fruits and spices. In my recipe, I added a layer of ground almonds under the mincemeat to give it that Mediterranean touch 😋

  • DifficultyMedium
  • CostMedium
  • Preparation time2 Hours
  • Cooking time15 Minutes
  • Servingdoes around 24 mince pies
  • CuisineBritish


For the pastry

  • 350 gplain flour (I used type 0)
  • 170 gmuscovado sugar
  • 125 gpotato starch
  • 125 mlsunflower oil (cold pressed)
  • 2eggs
  • 1 pinchtable salt

For the filling

  • 350 gmincemeat
  • 200 gground almonds
  • 100 gicing sugar
  • 2egg whites
  • 1lemon


For the pastry:

  1. – sift the flour and the potatoes starch into a large bowl;

    – put the eggs, the brown sugar and the pinch of salt in a separate bowl;

    – mix them together till you get a cream;

    – pour the eggs cream onto the flour and mix well;

    – pour the oil and mix well till it gets absorbed;

    – knead the dough till you get a smooth ball;

    – wrap the dough in ceiling film and keep refrigerated for at least 1 hour

For the filling:

  1. – mix the egg whites with the icing sugar and the lemon juice;

    – add the ground almond and mix well;

    – take a separate bowl and put the mincemeat into it;

To make the mincepies:

  1. – take the dough out from the fridge;

    – lay down the dough in a form of a disc with a half centimeter thickness;

    – use a cutter with the shape of a circle to cut the bases of the mincepies (use only half of the dough);

    – use a cutter with the shape of a star, with the same diameter of the base, to cut the top of the mincepies (use the remaining half of the dough);

    – put the bases into the apposite slots of a mincepies baking tray;

    – place a teaspoon of almond paste on the bottom;

    – top with a teaspoon mincemeat;

    – close the mincepie with a star;

    – bake at 165 degrees for around 15 minutes or till golden

    – dust the mincepies with ground cinnamon


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