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Christmas Mince Pies Recipe | Baking with Little Sister!

So over the weekend I did one of my favourite Christmas Traditions which was making Mince Pies! I love baking in general, but there's something special about making these Mince Pies that just gets me in the Festive mood. They're so simple to make, but taste so good, so I thought I'd share my Short Recipe with you guys today. My little sister also insisted on helping out with the baking this year- so if you spot any squished or odd shaped Mince Pies, it was probably down to that little munchkin! 


Anyone spot my Christmas tree in the corner of the pic hehe!

You Will Need: 

- Zest of Two Oranges
- 10g of Butter
- Plain Flour for dusting
- One 400g jar of Minced Meat (I have double since I made two batches)
- 1Tsp each of Cloves, Cinnamon and Nutmeg
- A roll of Pastry (Yes, I got lazy and used ready-made instead hehe!)
- A Baking Tray 

1. Dust a light amount of Flour on a board and lay the pastry out. Sprinkle your Ground Spices and Orange Zest over the pastry, then fold it over once and repeat on the other side. (I love adding the Orange and Spices to this because it just makes it taste so much more Christmassy!)
2. Re-roll your pastry until it is about the thickness of a Pound Coin, and start cutting out your circles to fit the tin. You'll need a larger cutter for the bottom and a slightly smaller one for the top of your Mince Pies.
3. Melt the Butter and use to brush the tin so The Mince Pies don't stick. Then, gently place your circles in the bottom of the tin before filling with roughly a Teaspoon of Mince Meat each. Pop the pastry lid of the Mince Pies and next and brush the tops with a little milk. (I let my little sister cut out some cute little stars and hearts to put on the top of ours too!)

4. Slide the tray in the oven at 170ºc for up to 20 minutes or until golden brown. Take out,cool, and enjoy (I love having mine warm with a Christmassy drink like hot chocolate!)

The Spices give it such a Christmassy taste! Especially the Nutmeg which always reminds me of Christmas!


My sister was desperate to try them as soon as they came out of the oven! It literally took all her will-power to wait until they were cool, then I made us both a hot chocolate and we sat in front of the fireplace with a Mince Pie each. She did reminded me to save some for Santa too haha!
 Hope you enjoyed this post, I just realised I haven't ever made a baking post on this blog before so comment down below if you think I should do it more often. Thanks for reading lovelies, your comments really mean the world to me!





QOTD: ARE YOU A FAN OF MINCE PIES?





31 comments

  1. Lovely post! Very detailed and easy to follow, will definitely try.

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    1. Thanks! Send me a pic if you do :)
      -Morgs x

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  2. It looks very tasty!

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  3. Mmmmm perfect Christmas treat

    Lauren x | www.laurenapowers.blogspot.com

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  4. I love how you wrote this post! However, something about mince pies makes me cringe. Maybe it's a combination of meat and dusting sugar, maybe it's the spices, but I just don't think of this meal as something tasty. I guess I should try it before judging it, but idk :D xx But definitely do more cooking posts!

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    1. Thank you! I know what you mean about the mince pies, a lot of people don't actually like the. WHen I was little I used to think that the 'mince meat' inside was actual meat haha and that put me off for ages! :)
      -Morgan

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  5. Oh, they look so so delicious! I can't wait to make them, thanks for sharing :)

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    Tamara xxx

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  6. It looks delicious, wonderful pics. I would love to follow each other on GFC but I can't find that gadget on your blog.....or am I just too blond?
    xox
    Lenya
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    1. Tysm Lenya! What's the GFC? I'll be sure to add it once I know what it is
      -Morgan x
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  7. I love this a lot!


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  8. These look so nice and I bet they're super tasty!

    xo
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  9. Aaah Mince Pies.. Loved those when I lived in the UK. Best christmas treat ever :)
    Love, Charlotte
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  10. I'm not normally a great fan of mince pies, but these look so delicious and the recipe seems really easy to follow, so I think I will have to give it a try. :)

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  11. These look so beautiful! Thanks for sharing. :)

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  12. They look so delicious! I have to try to make them :)
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  13. Yummy! They look so cute! I've never actually had a mince pie..
    Leigh
    www.leighscupoftea.blogspot.com

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    1. No way! You defo need to try them Leigh! xx
      -Morgan

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  14. Mmm...these look delish! :D
    Laila

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  15. Delicious! It's so funny to cook with your loved ones.
    Would you be interested in following each other? Let me know in my blog or follow me first and I follow you back asap. (Also let me know in my blog) Have a lovely week.

    Walking Freckle
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    1. Thanks, and yeah it is! I'd love to follow each other and am a big fan of supporting each others blogs and that :)
      -Morgan x

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  16. Those pies look awesome, I love home-baking!

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  17. Oh, they are looking extremely yummy, thanks for sharing the recipe!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
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  18. Ugh, I LOVE Mince Pies but I've never tried making them! I've also not had them this month yet, oh goodness. Thank you for sharing, Morgan!

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  19. Great post! They look so yummy, I really want to try making some mince pies. :D

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  20. so nice to see sisterly love for once in a family ;) - http://diarysinthelifeofabigdreamer.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Haha the 'sisterly love' was broken when she tried to scoff all the mince pies later that day!
      -Morgs x

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  21. I don't recall the last time I've had a mince pie to be quite honest, but this looks like a lovely recipe and I may need to beg for some mince pie this season. Looks so lovely! xx, adaatude.com

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  22. I have a bad habit of buying mince pies every year but really wanting to try making them from scratch next year, great post xx

    Jenny | Krystel Couture - Wishing you an amazing Christmas and all the best for 2016!! ♥

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  23. that looks amazingly festive! :D

    Have a great week!
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  24. They look lovely. xx Which template for you blog do you use. xx

    Lou | www.louloves01.blogspot.co.uk

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Thank you, all your lovely comments make me smile!