Lanhydrock mince pies recipe (makes 50)

Puddings and cakes

  • Serves: 8
  • Preparation time: 20 minutes
  • Cooking time: 25 minutes
Try out our Lanhydrock mince pies recipe this Christmas

Try out our Lanhydrock mince pies recipe this Christmas

Ingredients

850g (1lb, 14oz) plain flour
425g (15oz) caster sugar
850g (1lb, 4oz) margarine
3 eggs
425g (15oz) ground almonds
6 drops almond essence
Small pinch salt
2 jars of good quality mince meat

Method

  • Rub together the flour and margarine, until they resemble breadcrumbs. 
  • Add caster sugar, salt, ground almonds and essence. 
  • Add eggs and mix together until it resembles dough. 
  • Divide dough in two: half for pastry cases, half for lids.
  • Roll out half of the dough and cut 50 circles using 7cm fluted cutter (for base).
  • Grease a bun tin, add pastry circles and press down. Repeat until all pastry is used.
  • Roll out remaining dough and cut out 50 circles using a 6cm fluted cutter (for lid).
  • Add one heaped teaspoon of mince meat to each pie.
  • Egg wash around the edge of each base, place lid on top and carefully press down.
  • Egg wash the lids of each pie and sprinkle with caster sugar. Pierce a hole in each one.
  • Pre-heat the oven to 160 degrees celsius / 325 degrees fahrenheit and bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown.