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Make Ahead Mince Pies

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Ingredients
  Shortcrust pastry 500 Gram
  Plain flour 1 Tablespoon (For Dusting)
  Mincemeat 9 Ounce (250 Gram)
  Egg 1 , beaten
  Granulated sugar 1 Tablespoon (For Sprinkling)
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Preheat the oven to 220C/200C fan/gas 7.

MAKING
2. On a lightly floured board, roll out the pastry till it is thinner than 5mms.
3. Using a readymade stamp or cookie cutter, stamp out 12 circles that are about 8cm in diameter. Set the trimmings aside for later use.
4. Line a 12-hole, non stick bun tin with the 12 pastry circles
5. In to each circle, put a spoonful of the mince meat mixture until all are filled in.
6. Collect the trimmings and re-roll them again to form a sheet of pastry.
7. Cut out an additional 12 circles of pastry that should be a little smaller than the first set.
8. Brush the edges of the pastry with the beaten egg, and add the 12 smaller pastry lids to the filled mincemeat filled circles to form small pies.
9. Seal the edges completely
10. Make a small cross on the pastry lids
11. Brush the lids with an egg wash and sprinkle on sugar
12. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until done

SERVING
13. Serve warm

TIPS
-Do not overfill the pastry circles or the suet in the mix will melt and bubble out as there will be no space for it to flow during cooking.
- These pies can be frozen for 3 months before and defrosted and cooked just before serving.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
European
Course: 
Snack
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Pie, Mincemeat
Interest: 
Holiday, Party
Preparation Time: 
20 Minutes
Cook Time: 
60 Minutes
Ready In: 
80 Minutes
Servings: 
12

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