Breads & Baked Goods, Desserts

Mince Pies with Clementine & Almond Pastry

  • Prep 15 mins
  • Total 1h 35 mins
  • Easy
  • Serves 6

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For the pastry

  • 150g plain flour
  • 100g cold unsalted butter, cut into cubes
  • 50g ground almonds
  • 25g icing sugar
  • 2 zest of clementines
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 1 tbsp water
  • 1 x 400g jar of luxury mincemeat
  • 1 tbsp milk
  • icing sugar to dust


  • Step 1

    Place flour, butter, almonds, icing sugar and clementine zest into a food processor bowl.

  • Step 2

    Pulse a few times until the mixture looks likes breadcrumbs. Add in egg and water and process until mixture comes together around blade.

  • Step 3

    Turn out onto a lightly floured surface and knead lightly to bring together. Form into a flat disc and wrap in greaseproof pastry and allow to chill in fridge for 1 hour.

  • Step 4

    Roll out pastry on a lightly floured surface to a 3mm thickness. Using a 70-80mm cutter, cut 12 round circles and use them to line the bases of the tin. Spoon 1- 2 teaspoons of mincemeat into each pastry case, then brush the rims with a little of the milk or water. Cut 12 smaller circles from the remaining pastry and use them to top the pies. Decorate tops with stars or other shapes. Brush pastry tops with milk.

  • Step 5

    Turn unit ON. Select BAKE, set temperature to 180°C, and set time to 20 minutes. Select START / PAUSE to begin.

  • Step 6

    Once unit has preheated, place tray in oven. Bake for 18-20 minutes.

  • Step 7

    When cooking is complete, remove pies from oven and let them cool in tin for 5 minutes before serving warm dusted with icing sugar.