Christmas Mince Pies

Cooking Instructions

Mince Pies



  1. To make the mincemeat, place all the ingredients in a large bowl and mix together. Place into sterilised jars and leave for at least 2-3 days.
    Preheat the oven to 200ºC, gas mark 6.
  2. To make the mince pies, roll out the pastry on a floured surface and cut out 12 circles using a 9cm cutter. Press these into the base of a 12 hole muffin tin.
  3. Cut out 12 x 6cm star shapes with the remaining pastry. Fill the pastry cases with mincemeat and top with a star lid. Brush with egg and bake for 20 minutes until golden.

Cooks tip: These will keep for 3-4 weeks in sterilised jars and are great to make in advance.



  • Prep time 20 minutes plus marinating
  • Cook time: 12 minutes
  • Makes 12
  • 2 medium Bramley apples, peeled, cored and grated
  • 500g Crazy Jack Mixed Fruit
  • 100g vegetable suet
  • 25g Crazy Jack Pumpkin Seeds
  • 150g dark brown soft sugar
  • 75g Crazy Jack Ground Almonds
  • 100g Crazy Jack Traditional Dried Apricots
  • Zest and juice and 1 lemon
  • 1 tbsp mixed spice
  • 6 tbsp brandy
  • 500g shortcrust pastry
  • 1 medium egg, beaten

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