Classic mince pies

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LAPÂTISSERIE

Contributor

“Mince pies are British sweet pies that are traditionally served around Christmas. Even though the filling is called "mincemeat", there's no meat inside, but a mixture of dried fruits, nuts, and spices.”

Difficulty

Easy 👌
45
min.
Preparation
20
min.
Baking
0
min.
Resting

Ingredients

Pieces:-6+
280 g flour
¼ tsp salt
20 g sugar
160 g unsalted butter
40 ml water
Granny Smith apple
110 g dried figs
40 g almonds
orange
70 g brown sugar
½ tsp ground cinnamon
¼ tsp ground cardamom
¼ tsp ground nutmeg
60 g candied orange peel
50 g raisins
50 g sultanas
egg yolk
1 tbsp whole milk
unsalted butter (for greasing)
flour (for dusting)
confectioner’s sugar (for serving)
Metric
Imperial

Utensils

  • bowl
  • hand mixer with dough hook
  • plastic wrap
  • grater
  • cutting board
  • knife
  • pot
  • rubber spatula
  • 2 ovens
  • muffin tin
  • rolling pin
  • cookie cutter (round)
  • cookie cutter (star-shaped)
  • bowl (small)
  • whisk
  • pastry brush

Nutrition per serving

Cal
668
Protein
9 g
Fat
29 g
Carb
91 g
  • Step 1/6

    Add flour, salt, sugar, and some of the butter to a bowl and start to knead with a hand mixer with dough hooks. Add water and keep kneading until a soft dough forms. Wrap in plastic wrap and let the dough rest in the fridge until the filling is prepared.
    • 280 g flour
    • ¼ tsp salt
    • 20 g sugar
    • 110 g unsalted butter
    • 40 ml water
    • bowl
    • hand mixer with dough hook
    • plastic wrap

    Add flour, salt, sugar, and some of the butter to a bowl and start to knead with a hand mixer with dough hooks. Add water and keep kneading until a soft dough forms. Wrap in plastic wrap and let the dough rest in the fridge until the filling is prepared.

  • Step 2/6

    Roughly grate the apple. Chop dried figs and almonds.
    • Granny Smith apple
    • 110 g dried figs
    • 40 g almonds
    • grater
    • cutting board
    • knife

    Roughly grate the apple. Chop dried figs and almonds.

  • Step 3/6

    Melt remaining butter in a pot over medium heat. Add orange juice, brown sugar, ground cinnamon, ground cardamom, and ground nutmeg, stir to combine, and bring to a simmer. Add grated apple, dried figs, almonds, candied orange peel, raisins, and sultanas and stir to combine. Let simmer for approx. 3 min., then remove from heat and let cool.
    • 50 g unsalted butter
    • orange
    • 70 g brown sugar
    • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
    • ¼ tsp ground cardamom
    • ¼ tsp ground nutmeg
    • 60 g candied orange peel
    • 50 g raisins
    • 50 g sultanas
    • pot
    • rubber spatula

    Melt remaining butter in a pot over medium heat. Add orange juice, brown sugar, ground cinnamon, ground cardamom, and ground nutmeg, stir to combine, and bring to a simmer. Add grated apple, dried figs, almonds, candied orange peel, raisins, and sultanas and stir to combine. Let simmer for approx. 3 min., then remove from heat and let cool.

  • Step 4/6

    Preheat oven to 170°C/340°F. Grease and flour a muffin tin. Flour your working surface and roll out the chilled dough until it’s approx. 3-mm/0.1-in. thick. Use a round cookie cutter to cut out circles that are big enough to cover the bottom and the sides of each muffin tin. Cut out the same amount of stars. Place the base circles into the muffin tin and slightly press down to make them fit the tin.
    • unsalted butter (for greasing)
    • flour (for dusting)
    • oven
    • muffin tin
    • rolling pin
    • cookie cutter (round)
    • cookie cutter (star-shaped)

    Preheat oven to 170°C/340°F. Grease and flour a muffin tin. Flour your working surface and roll out the chilled dough until it’s approx. 3-mm/0.1-in. thick. Use a round cookie cutter to cut out circles that are big enough to cover the bottom and the sides of each muffin tin. Cut out the same amount of stars. Place the base circles into the muffin tin and slightly press down to make them fit the tin.

  • Step 5/6

    Scoop the filling into each pie and place a dough star on top. Whisk egg yolk and milk in a small bowl and brush the top and edges of the pies with the egg mixture.
    • egg yolk
    • 1 tbsp whole milk
    • bowl (small)
    • whisk
    • pastry brush

    Scoop the filling into each pie and place a dough star on top. Whisk egg yolk and milk in a small bowl and brush the top and edges of the pies with the egg mixture.

  • Step 6/6

    Bake mince pies at 170°C/340°F for approx. 20 min., or until they are golden brown. Remove from the oven and let cool completely before removing them from the muffin tin. Dust with confectioner’s sugar and enjoy!
    • confectioner’s sugar (for serving)
    • oven

    Bake mince pies at 170°C/340°F for approx. 20 min., or until they are golden brown. Remove from the oven and let cool completely before removing them from the muffin tin. Dust with confectioner’s sugar and enjoy!