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Christmas Mince Pies 圣诞甜果派

by Angie Liew
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Christmas simply can’t be Christmas without these festive mouthwatering christmas mince pies. These petit, sweet pies are filled with delicious homemade fruit mince, also known as vegetarian mincemeat and they are a Christmas classic. A lighter take on mince pies, these delicious treats are still packed full of festive cheers. Make a batch of these delicious christmas mince pies to share over the run up to Christmas. There’s no better way to get into the Christmas spirit!

 

Christmas Mince Pies Recipe 圣诞甜果派

Christmas Mince Pies Recipe 圣诞甜果派

Christmas Mince Pies or Christmas Mince Tarts are made with a plain crisp and buttery shortcrust pastry to better contrast the rich, fruited filling of a really good mincemeat. These pies have decorative cut outs as lids which make them look so festive and they taste absolutely delicious. One bite of this homemade christmas mince pie and you’ll never want to buy them again. Truly, there’s nothing quite like a homemade mince pie, served warm from the oven over a glass of mulled wine or a cup of coffee to get on into the merry momentum.

For these delicious mince pies, we’ll be using the Christmas Fruit Mince from our previous recipe. You can find the recipe here.

As always, ENJOY!

Christmas Mince Pies 圣诞甜果派

Recipe by Huang Kitchen, Angie Liew
Christmas Mince Pies or Christmas Mince Tarts are made with a plain crisp and buttery shortcrust pastry to better contrast the rich, fruited filling of a really good mincemeat. These pies have decorative cut outs as lids which make them look fanciful and are absolutely delicious.
Prep Time1 hr
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time1 hr 42 mins

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Servings: 24 mince pies

Ingredients
 

  • 1 ¼ cup all-purpose flour, 175g
  • 1 tbsp sugar, 15g
  • ½ tsp salt, 2g
  • ½ cup butter, 113g, cold and cut into cubes
  • 3 tbsp ice cold water
  • 1 cup mincemeat, 300g (from Christmas Fruit Mince recipe)

    Instructions
     

    • Christmas Mince Pies Recipe - Ingredients
      First, have ready all ingredients needed to make the festive mince pies.
    • Christmas Mince Pies Recipe - whisk flour
      Start by making the butter pastry. Place the flour, salt and sugar in a large bowl. Whisk everything till well combined.
    • Christmas Mince Pies Recipe - add butter
      Then add in the COLD butter. Be sure to cut the butter into cubes and let chill in refrigerator before use.
    • Christmas Mince Pies Recipe - cut butter
      Using a pastry cutter, cut the butter into the flour until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. The dough can also be made in a food processor.
    • Christmas Mince Pies Recipe - add iced water
      Add ICE COLD water, a little at a time over the pastry until the dough comes together in a ball. (Add a little more ice water if needed).
    • Christmas Mince Pies Recipe - fork to mix
      Use a fork or your finger tips to toss the dough until it comes together.
    • Christmas Mince Pies Recipe - dough on plastic wrap
      Then place a plastic wrap on the work counter. Turn the dough onto the top of the plastic wrap.
    • Christmas Mince Pies Recipe - form into ball
      Using the plastic wrap, gather the dough together into a ball. (The less you handle the dough the better).
    • Christmas Mince Pies Recipe - divide dough
      Divide the dough pastry in half for easier handling.
    • Christmas Mince Pies Recipe - half
      Weigh the dough if you have a weighing scale so you can get a perfect half.
    • Christmas Mince Pies Recipe - form ball
      Form each half into a round dough.
    • Christmas Mince Pies Recipe - flatten ball
      Flatten the dough a little.
    • Christmas Mince Pies Recipe - refrigerate
      Then wrap in the plastic wrap and refrigerate for about 1 hour, or until its firm enough to be rolled. (This will chill the butter and relax the gluten in the flour).
    • Christmas Mince Pies Recipe - preheat oven
      When the pastry has been chilled sufficiently and ready to be rolled, preheat oven to 200 degree C (400 degree F).
    • Christmas Mince Pies Recipe - mini muffin pan
      Have ready a non-stick 24 mini muffin pan.
    • Christmas Mince Pies Recipe - add rum in fruit mince meat
      Mix in a tablespoon rum into the store bought or homemade christmas fruit mince or mincemeat to make it more flavourful.
    • Christmas Mince Pies Recipe - roll dough
      Roll the chilled dough till very thin. Flour the counter surface and rolling pin. Roll from the centre outward, keep turning the pastry so that you roll more evenly and check if the pastry is sticking to the counter surface. Always, run your hand over the rolled pastry to make sure it's of even thickness.
    • Christmas Mince Pies Recipe - cut dough
      Using a round cookie cutter that's slightly bigger than the muffin cups, cut the pastry into 24 rounds. You can use a plain or fluted cookie cutter. Cut as close as possible so you don't waste any pastry.
    • Christmas Mince Pies Recipe - place in muffin cup
      Gently place the cut rounds into the muffin cups. Try not to pull too much the pastry. Otherwise it will shrink while baking.
    • Christmas Mince Pies Recipe - scoop fruit mince
      Then top with a heaping teaspoon of fruit mince in each of the cut pastry cup in the muffin pan.
    • Christmas Mince Pies Recipe - making pie lid
      Using the leftover scraps of pastry, reroll into thin layer.
    • Christmas Mince Pies Recipe - cut into shapes
      Then cut out another 24 smaller decorative stars or other fancy shapes using a smaller cookie cutter to fit as lids on the pies.
    • Christmas Mince Pies Recipe - place pie lids
      Place the cut out stars and other fancy shapes on the top of the fruit mince.
    • Christmas Mince Pies Recipe - brush with milk
      Use a pastry brush to brush the top of the pastry with a little milk as this helps with browning.
    • Christmas Mince Pies Recipe - sprinkle with sugar
      Next, sprinkle with granulated sugar.
    • Christmas Mince Pies Recipe - bake
      Place in the preheated oven and bake for about 15 minutes or until the pastry has lightly browned. And we're done!
    • Christmas Mince Pies Recipe - cool
      Remove the muffin pan to cool on a cooling rack.
    • Christmas Mince Pies Recipe - cool completely
      Then transfer the baked mince pies to cool completely on wire rack.
    • Christmas Mince Pies Recipe - dust with icing sugar
      Dust with some icing sugar if desire, before serving.
    • Christmas Mince Pies Recipe - enjoy
      These pies can be served warm, at room temperature or even cold. They also freeze well. As always, ENJOY!

Enjoy!

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Notes

Baked mince pies can be kept in airtight container for up to one week.
To reheat, gently re-warm in an oven preheated to 17o degree C for 3 to 4 minutes.
Mince pie can be made ahead of time as they freeze very well. Baked mince pies will keep in the freezer for up to 3 months wrapped in a plastic wrap. Just defrost them in the refrigerator overnight and/or reheat when needed.
Course: Baking
Cuisine: Baking
Keyword: Christmas, Festive Food, vegetarian

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