Classic Mince Pies

Delicious individual mince pies with vanilla almond topping. Find our mincemeat recipe here and watch this recipe being made in the Allrecipes Mince Pies Video.

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Ingredients

Makes: 24 mince pies

  • 250g mincemeat
  • 100ml whiskey
  • 400g shortcrust pastry, homemade or shop-bought
  • For the topping
  • 125g icing sugar
  • 125g salted butter, softened
  • 125g almond meal
  • 25g plain flour
  • 1/2 vanilla bean, slit and seeds removed
  • 2 eggs
  • extra icing sugar, for dusting

Directions

Preparation:45min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:1hour 

  1. Preheat oven to 190 degrees C.
  2. Pour the whiskey over the mincemeat and stir. Let soak while you prepare the pastry.
  3. Using an electric mixer, blend together the icing sugar and butter until smooth. Add the almond meal, flour and seeds from the vanilla bean and mix well. Add the eggs and mix until light and fluffy.
  4. Roll out the shortcrust pastry on a lightly floured surface. Lightly flour a 12-cup pie or muffin tin. Cut out pastry circles with an 8cm round cutter. Press the circles into the pie cups. Roll out the pastry trimmings and cut as necessary.
  5. Spoon some mincemeat into each pie, about 1 heaping teaspoon. Add a dollop of almond topping to each.
  6. Bake in preheated oven 12-15 minutes. Let cool in the pan a few minutes, then transfer pies to a wire rack.

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