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Christmas Mince Pies

Prepare time: 30 min
For Pâté Sucrée - 1 hour
Bake time: 15-20 min
Ingredients Method
For Pâte Sucrée
250 g all-purpose flour
100 g chilled unsalted butter
100 g icing sugar
2 small eggs
a pinch of salt
Sift the flour in a bowlSift icing sugar in a bowlAdd eggsAdd diced chilled unsalted butter
Sift the flour and icing sugar in a bowl. Add the eggs, butter, salt and combine all ingredients to get a smooth pastry. 
Pastry kneadedPlace  in the fridge covered with foil to chill
Don’t knead too long to avoid melting butter. Form a disc, cover with foil and place in the fridge for at least 30 minutes. The pastry should be properly chilled before rolling out.
Preheat the oven to 200ºC.
Roll out the pastry to 3 mm thickCut out 14 bases
Roll out the pastry to 3 mm thick and using a round cutter (10 cm) cut out 14 bases.
Place the rings in a muffin tray Pierce each ring with a fork
Place the rings in a muffin tray and pierce each ring with a fork..

Mincemeat from this recipe or good quality store-bough one

Fill each pastry case with mincemeatCover each pastry case with cut out star


Fill each pastry case with mincemeat. From the rest of the pastry cut out 14 stars and place them on each pie.
baked Mince PieDust with icing sugar before serving
Bake mincepies about 15-20 mins until golden brown. Leave to cool before removing from the tray and dust with the icing sugar before serving.

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