Published On: November 1st, 2022

Mince pies are a perfect Christmas snack or dessert after your Christmas Dinner. Try our fantastic Monkey Puzzle Mince Pies recipe that’s quick to do and easy to make with the whole family

Mince Pies Recipe

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30 minutes

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Makes 18


225g cold butter, diced

350g plain flour

100g golden caster sugar

280g mincemeat

1 small egg, beaten

Icing sugar


  1. To make the pastry, rub the butter into the flour, then mix in the golden caster sugar and a pinch of salt.
  2. Combine the party into a ball – don’t add liquid – and knead briefly. The dough will be fairly firm like shortbread dough.
  3. Heat the over to 200C/180C Fan/Gas 6. Line 18 holes of two baking trays by pressing small balls of pastry into each hole.
  4. Spoon the mincemeat into the pies. Take slightly smaller balls of pastry than before and pat them out between your hands to make round lids, big enough to cover the pies
  5. Top the pies with their lids, pressing the edges gently together to seal.
  6. Brush the tops of the pies with beaten egg. Bake for 20mins until golden. Leave to cool in the tin for 5 mins then remove to a wire rack. To service, lightly dust with icing sugar.

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