Mince pies are a festive favourite for many and are super simple to make.
200g plain flour
100g butter or dairy free alternative
1 medium egg
1 jar of mincemeat
Icing sugar for dusting
Preheat the oven to 200C/190C Fan/Gas 6.
Rub the butter into the flour until the mixture is a bit crumbly.
Mix in a beaten egg yolk and until it forms soft dough. Wrap in cling film or put it into a plastic bag and chill for 20–30 minutes.
Roll out the pastry to a thickness of 2–3mm and cut out about small rounds with a pastry cutter.
Place in lightly greased bun tins and spoon the mincemeat evenly into the pies.
Re-roll the leftover pastry and cut out round lids, stars, stripes or other festive shapes to fit on top of the mincemeat.
Lightly brush the pastry tops with the beaten egg and bake in the oven for 12–15 minutes until golden.
- Leave to cool and then enjoy!