• 175 g British plain flour by Sainsbury's, plus extra for dusting
  • 100 g unsalted English butter by Sainsbury's, chilled and cubed
  • 1 medium British free-range Woodland egg by Sainsbury's, yolk only, beaten
  • 350 g mincemeat
  • 2 tsp icing sugar, for dusting


  1. 1

    In a large bowl, rub the flour into the butter using your fingertips. Make a well in the centre and add the egg yolk and 1 tablespoon of cold water. Using a knife, work into a dough, adding a drop more water if necessary. Knead gently until smooth. Wrap in clingfilm and chill in the fridge for 15 minutes.

  2. 2

    Preheat the oven to 200°C, fan 180°C, gas 6.

  3. 3

    On a floured surface, roll out the pastry to a thickness of 5mm. Using a 7cm round cutter, stamp out 12 rounds. Line a 12-hole tart tin with the pastry rounds and spoon a generous teaspoon of mincemeat into each case. Roll out the pastry trimmings, cut out small stars and trees, and place on top of the mince pies.

  4. 4

    Bake in the oven for 10 minutes. Reduce the oven temperature to 180°C, fan 160°C, gas 4 and bake for a further 8-10 minutes, until golden. Cool on a wire rack, then dust with icing sugar.

Nutritional Details

Each serving provides
  • Energy 829kj 198kcal 10%
  • Fat 8.8g 13%
  • Saturates 4.2g 21%
  • Sugars 17.7g 20%
  • Salt 0.0g 0%

% of the Reference Intakes

Typical values per 100g: Energy 1763kj/421kcal

Each serving provides

58.9g carbohydrate 1.0g fibre 3.9g protein

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