Let’s make homemade Christmas Mince Pies for this holiday season. One bite of this homemade christmas mince pie and you’ll never want to buy any store bought mince pies again. Made with a plain crisp and buttery shortcrust pastry in contrast with the rich fruit mince filling, these are just so unbelievably delicious. Enjoy!
Watch How To Make Christmas Mince Pies (Recipe Video)
Homemade Christmas Mince Pies: A Classic Must Have Delicacy For Christmas
Christmas simply can’t be Christmas without these festive mouthwatering Christmas Mince Pies. These petit, sweet pies are filled with delicious homemade fruit mince (See Recipe Here), also known as vegetarian mincemeat and they are a Christmas classic.
Using only fruits as filling, these Homemade Christmas Fruit Mince Pies are a lighter take on classic 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 really no better way to get into the Christmas spirit!
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!
Here Are Some Other Christmas Baking Recipes You May Be Interested In:
- Christmas Mince Streusel Muffins (Mincemeat Muffins) 甜果脆皮玛芬糕
- Easy Christmas Thumbprint Cookies Recipe 指印饼干
- Christmas Fruitcake Cookies Recipe 水果蛋糕饼干
- Gingerbread Cookies Recipe 姜饼曲奇
Christmas Mince Pies 圣诞甜果派
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- 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)
- First, have ready all ingredients needed to make the festive mince pies.
- Start by making the butter pastry. Place the flour, salt and sugar in a large bowl. Whisk everything till well combined.
- Then add in the COLD butter. Be sure to cut the butter into cubes and let chill in refrigerator before use.
- 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.
- 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).
- Use a fork or your finger tips to toss the dough until it comes together.
- Then place a plastic wrap on the work counter. Turn the dough onto the top of the plastic wrap.
- Using the plastic wrap, gather the dough together into a ball. (The less you handle the dough the better).
- Divide the dough pastry in half for easier handling.
- Weigh the dough if you have a weighing scale so you can get a perfect half.
- Form each half into a round dough.
- Flatten the dough a little.
- 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).
- When the pastry has been chilled sufficiently and ready to be rolled, preheat oven to 200 degree C (400 degree F).
- Have ready a non-stick 24 mini muffin pan.
- Mix in a tablespoon rum into the store bought or homemade christmas fruit mince or mincemeat to make it more flavourful.
- 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.
- 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.
- Gently place the cut rounds into the muffin cups. Try not to pull too much the pastry. Otherwise it will shrink while baking.
- Then top with a heaping teaspoon of fruit mince in each of the cut pastry cup in the muffin pan.
- Using the leftover scraps of pastry, reroll into thin layer.
- Then cut out another 24 smaller decorative stars or other fancy shapes using a smaller cookie cutter to fit as lids on the pies.
- Place the cut out stars and other fancy shapes on the top of the fruit mince.
- Use a pastry brush to brush the top of the pastry with a little milk as this helps with browning.
- Next, sprinkle with granulated sugar.
- Place in the preheated oven and bake for about 15 minutes or until the pastry has lightly browned. And we’re done!
- Remove the muffin pan to cool on a cooling rack.
- Then transfer the baked mince pies to cool completely on wire rack.
- Dust with some icing sugar if desire, before serving.
- These pies can be served warm, at room temperature or even cold. They also freeze well. As always, ENJOY!