7 Responses to “Mum’s mini mince pies”

  1. December 14, 2012 at 11:26 am

    These look so cute! I love mini pork pies and these remind me of them, except they are filled with mincemeat that sounds delicious! I think I will have to try making these at some point. Do they freeze well?

    • Katie
      December 14, 2012 at 11:31 am

      Hi – yes they freeze very well but you must do this when they are uncooked in the trays. My mum used to make bags of them in advance and then pop them in the oven when needed. You can make then too in large trays if you prefer.

  2. Jess
    December 21, 2012 at 2:24 pm

    Hi. I just made these – from Delicious. They are yummy but are you sure you only use 1/2 teaspoon of mince in each pie?

  3. Katie
    December 21, 2012 at 3:16 pm

    Hi Katie – it depends on the size of your mini muffin tins and the amount of room you have left once you’ve lined them with the pastry, I found using one style of trays I have here that 1 teaspoon was too much as I couldn’t fit it all in but in another tray variety I could get a full teaspoon in, it depends on how much you feel you can get in without overfilling them. If you can get 1 teaspoon in go for it! Thanks

    • Jess
      December 21, 2012 at 3:22 pm

      Thanks Katie. I can almost get two tsp’s in and there’s plenty of filling left so I’ll do that for the next batch. Great recipe – thanks. I’ve never made pastry before (let alone mince pies) and the first batch has come out looking and tasting great. My father in law – who is impossible to buy for – is going to love his Chrisse present this year; Mince Pies!

      • Katie
        December 22, 2012 at 10:41 am

        Gosh – are you using mini muffin tray tins? (Obviously you don’t need to, you can make them any size) but impressed you can fit so much in there, I struggled with getting one teaspoon in! :)

        • Jess
          December 22, 2012 at 10:56 am

          Yep – mini muffin tray x 24. A ‘Tala’ one. The 7cm base and 5cm lid fit perfectly too. Either way, they look and taste great. Thanks again.

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