Assembling the Mince Pies
Serves: 10
  • As above
  1. To assemble the mince pies simply spoon the mincemeat into your pastry cases and top with their lids. We cut out some fun stars with the off-cuts of the pastry to decorate further. You can stick these on with a little dab of water.
  2. Next place your mince pies in the fridge to firm up for at least 15 minutes. You want them lovely and cold before they go into the oven.
  3. Place into the oven on the top shelf and bake for 20 minutes, or until the pastry is firm. When they come out they will be sizzling hot so leave them for up to 5 minutes to cool slightly and then use a teaspoon to help prize them out. Don't leave them too long or they might cool too much and stick to the tin. Check they all cooked all the way through, there are no "soggy bottoms" and the pastry is firm with no soft, translucent patches.
  4. Enjoy with a dollop of cream.
Recipe by Cooking Them Healthy at