Festive Mince Pies

10-15 minutes



  • 8oz Plain flour
  • Pinch salt
  • 2oz Lard
  • 2oz Hard margarine
  • 1 tbsp Caster Sugar
  • 2 tbsp Beaten Egg
  • 1 ½ tbsp Water
  • Rind of Lemon


  • 3oz Soft Margarine
  • 1oz Caster Sugar
  • 3oz Plain flour
  • 1 tbsp Beaten Egg
  • Mincemeat for filling
  • Icing sugar to dredge


  1. Sieve flour with salt. Rub in lard and echo until breadcrumbs and add sugar. Add rind of lemon and stir well. Use egg and water to make a dough. Knead lightly and chill for 30 mins.
  2. Use pastry to line tins. Fill with tspn of mincemeat. Beat together margarine and sugar until pale and creamy. Add egg and mix well and then beat in flour to make dropping consistency.
  3. Place in piping bag with star nozzle and pipe a rose on top of each mince pie. Bake for 10-15 minutes at Gas 6, 200C, 400F until golden brown. Dust with icing sugar to serve.

Will freeze.