From-the-freezer mince pies

A piece of pizza Mince Pies Recipes

Preparation and cooking time

  • Prep:30 mins
  • Cook:22 mins
  • Easy
  • Makes 12

Keep these festive favourites nice and simple or spice things up with some imaginative twists

Nutrient Unit
kcal 272
fat 14g
saturates 5g
carbs 37g
sugars 20g
fibre 1g
protein 2g
salt 0.22g


  • 500g pack sweet or dessert shortcrust pastry
  • little plain flour , for dusting
  • about 300g/11oz mincemeat
  • splash of milk , for glazing
Deep-filled mince pies


  • STEP 1

Roll out a little over half the pastry on a flour-dusted surface to about the thickness of a £1 coin. Stamp out circles of pastry to line the holes of a 12-hole bun tin – an 8cm cutter should be about right. Re-roll the trimmings until all 12 holes are lined.

  • STEP 2
Easy mince pies with crunchy crumble tops

Spoon a little mincemeat into each, then roll out the remaining pastry with a little more flour. Use a 6cm fluted or plain round cutter to cut out 12 lids. Top the mincemeat with the pastry lids, push around the edges to seal, then poke 1-2 small holes into each to allow steam to escape. Wrap the whole tray well in cling film. Will keep in the freezer for up to 3 months.

  • STEP 3
Mince pie trees

To cook, heat oven to 200C/180C fan/ gas 6. Remove the mince pies from the freezer and brush the top of each with a little milk. Bake for 20-22 mins or until the pastry is golden and crisp and the filling piping hot.

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