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Mince Pies with Ready Rolled Short Crust Pastry for Kids to Make

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One of the great traditions for Christmas in our house is making Mince Pies – no not the beef mince pies these are filled with fruit mince meat which is deliciously sticky and fruity. I made them last year with J using my pastry recipe like for the Queen of Hearts Jam Tarts, but this time I wanted to let J and T do as much of it as possible so these are easy Mince Pies of toddler and Preschoolers or The Lazy Mums Christmas Mince Pies. So here is our Christmas Recipe for Easy Mince Pies for Toddlers and Preschoolers

What you need to make Mince Pies

Ready Rolled Short Crust Pastry
Fruit Mince Meat in Jar (or if you can’t get hold of it you can make your own)
Pastry Cutters
Shallow Muffin Tin
Icing (powdered) sugar to dust

How to make the Mince Pies

We bake quite regular and J and T are used to filling up muffin tins and also using pastry cutters so giving them the ingredients I let them go to work.

Mince Pies Christmas Recipe

J set about cutting the pastry into mini circles and him and T then placed each one in the pie tin – it was great to see the working together T would place in and J would count as they went.

Christmas recipe for mince pies

Then working together they filled up the cases with the mince meat.

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Deciding that they needed to have tops they tore the remains into small pieces and placed on top to for lids and then had fun pricking the pastry to make holes in the tops.

christmas recipe for toddler and preschoolers

They were then put in our oven at 200C for 18 mins (fan assisted and not pre-heated).

Christmas recipe for mince pies

Easy Mince Pies

Cerys Parker
Easy Christmas mince pies for kids to make.
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  • Ready Rolled Short Crust Pastry
  • Fruit Mince Meat in jar.
  • Flour for rolling
  • Icing sugar for dusting


  • Lay the pastry on a lightly floured work space. Cut circles with biscuit cutters to fit the baking tin. Reserve pastry offcuts for decorating.
  • Use a spoon to transfer fruit mincemeat into each pastry cup.
  • Use the pastry offcuts to cut small shapes for lids. Prick with a fork.
  • Bake at 200 c for 18 minutes (fan assisted and not preheated).
  • Dust with icing sugar and enjoy!
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When out we left them to cool and then sprinkled them with icing sugar and put on a Christmas Plate for Rainy Day Dad to eat when he got home.

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  1. Thank you for shaing, this is a lovely blog with great ideas. I think my little one is going to love making his first mince pie! Merry Christmas to you!!!

  2. It wouldn’t be Christmas without them! I love the little stars instead of a full pastry top.

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