Simple Mince Pie Recipe | Blogmas Day 14

It's not really blogmas until you throw in a festive recipe is it? And this year, I am VERY happy to tell you we have not one but TWO (stay tuned for blogmas day 23...)! But to start off with something a little traditional, I thought I'd share with you my mince pie recipe. This make 20, so it's PERFECT for a party and they're so easy to make!

600g Mincemeat (jar)
1 diced apple
1 Tbsp Lemon Juice
1 Tbsp Cinnamon
450g plain flour 
275g unsalted butter
125g caster sugar
2 medium eggs

1. Use your hands to combine the flour and butter in a bowl, rubbing together until you've created a crumbly mixture 
2. Add the sugar and eggs to the mixture, and use a wooden spoon (or an electric whisk) to fold it over until the mixture begins to stiffen, forming a dough
3. Form a large ball from the dough, cover in cling film and place in the fridge to chill for about 15 minutes and turn on the oven to Gas Mark 7/200C
4. Add the chopped apple, lemon juice and cinnamon to the mince meat and mix well to create the pastry filling 
5. Roll out the dough to approximately half a cm thick, and use a round cutter (or like me, the rim of a pint glass) to cut out 20 circles, and place them into your muffin tray, pressing gently down into the base to form a little pastry shape so you can fill your pies! 
6. Spoon a large tsp of mincemeat mixture into each dough-filled-space in the muffin tray
7. Use either a star shaped cutter, or a slightly smaller circle, to cut out the lids for the pies, and place one on top of each, before brushing an egg white (or milk can work too) to glaze
8. Place in the oven for 20 minutes, turning them halfway through

AND TA DA! You've got yourself some mince pies Santa himself would be proud of! 

Love, Alice x


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