Lovely Little Mincemeat Pies
Nothing says British Christmas like mincemeat. Served since the 11th century, it was the Victorians who started to make mince without meat, but the tradition of suet remains. You can substitute shortening to get a similar result. While mincemeat tarts is a standard way to serve mincemeat, your guests will enjoy these adorable little pies.
Lovely Little Mincemeat Pies
Nothing says British Christmas like mincemeat. Served since the 11th century, it was the Victorians who started to make mince without meat, but the tradition of suet remains. You can substitute shortening to get a similar result. While mincemeat tarts is a standard way to serve mincemeat, your guests will enjoy these adorable little pies.
Servings Prep Time
12mini pies 40minutes
Cook Time
35minutes
Servings Prep Time
12mini pies 40minutes
Cook Time
35minutes
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400°F and lightly grease a 12 hole muffin tin.
  2. Roll out your pastry to ¼” inch thick and cut 12 circles 4 inches round, and 12 circles which measure 2 inches.
  3. Press the larger circles into the muffin tins, ensuring that the pastry slightly extends beyond the lip of the tin. Fill each cup with mincemeat.
  4. Moisten the edges of the smaller discs and place on top of each little pie. Crimp the edges of the pastry to ensure a good seal, preventing the mincemeat from boiling out.
  5. Whisk the egg white with the caster sugar, and brush the pies with the mixture. Sprinkle granulated sugar on each pie and make a little air vent in each to let air escape.
  6. Bake for 10 minutes or until well browned on top, then reduce the heat to 325°F and bake for another 25 minutes, or until the golden brown.
  7. Let the pan cool on a wire rack for a few minutes, and while still warm carefully remove from each tin, running a knife around the edge to loosen if you need to.
  8. Let completely cool on a wire rack before storing.
Recipe Notes

It is easy to make your own mincemeat.

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