Christmas isn’t Christmas without mince pies – these Easy Mince Pie Recipe is made with delicious fruity mincemeat which in the UK you can find in store year round and if you live in the US you can get from Amazon. In the past, we have made mince pie’s the really easy way with store bought shortcrust pastry – and although they did taste amazing there is something special about making your own pastry. If you’ve ever tried to make it yourself you will know how temperamental it can be. This recipe is a no roll, no fail buttery flakey pastry that is so easy to make with kids and it can be kneaded as much as they want without being a disaster at the end.

Easy Mince Pie Recipe ideal for cooking with children this Christmas. No roll buttery pastry that is fail safe and makes delicious mince pies every time.

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Ingredients for No-Roll EASY Kid Friendly Pastry

225g Unsalted Butter

350g Plain Flour (all purpose)

100g Granulated Sugar

Mincemeat – Available from Amazon.com Robertson’s Classic Mincemeat 14.49oz (411g)

Icing Sugar for Dusting (Confectionary Sugar)

Making No-Roll EASY Kid Friendly Pastry Mince Pies

Easy Mince Pie Recipe ideal for cooking with children this Christmas. No roll buttery pastry that is fail safe and makes delicious mince pies every time.

Start by rubbing the butter into the flour to a breadcrumb consistency.

Then add the sugar

Easy Mince Pie Recipe ideal for cooking with children this Christmas. No roll buttery pastry that is fail safe and makes delicious mince pies every time.

Continue working the dough until it forms together. DO NOT add liquid it will mix together and form a dough.

Pre-heat the oven to 200C/180C for a fan assisted oven.

Split the dough into 2 and then take a walnut sized section

Easy Mince Pie Recipe ideal for cooking with children this Christmas. No roll buttery pastry that is fail safe and makes delicious mince pies every time.

In your hand roll into a ball and place in a Mince Pie Tray<.

Easy Mince Pie Recipe ideal for cooking with children this Christmas. No roll buttery pastry that is fail safe and makes delicious mince pies every time.

Using fingers press out the ball to form the base of the mince pie.

Easy Mince Pie Recipe ideal for cooking with children this Christmas. No roll buttery pastry that is fail safe and makes delicious mince pies every time.

Fill around a teaspoon of mincemeat into each pie case.

Easy Mince Pie Recipe ideal for cooking with children this Christmas. No roll buttery pastry that is fail safe and makes delicious mince pies every time.

Split the remaining pastry into 12 and roll into a ball.

Easy Mince Pie Recipe ideal for cooking with children this Christmas. No roll buttery pastry that is fail safe and makes delicious mince pies every time.

Flatten it into a ball in your hands to make a lid and attach to the top pressing to seal it down.

Easy Mince Pie Recipe ideal for cooking with children this Christmas. No roll buttery pastry that is fail safe and makes delicious mince pies every time.

IF YOU WANT YOU CAN NOW FREEZE THE PIES FOR UP TO 1 MONTH

Easy Mince Pie Recipe ideal for cooking with children this Christmas. No roll buttery pastry that is fail safe and makes delicious mince pies every time.

Bake in the oven for 18 – 20 minutes they should be golden.

Remove and leave to cool for 5 minutes then take out and cool on a wire rack.

Easy Mince Pie Recipe ideal for cooking with children this Christmas. No roll buttery pastry that is fail safe and makes delicious mince pies every time.

Easy Mince Pie Recipe ideal for cooking with children this Christmas. No roll buttery pastry that is fail safe and makes delicious mince pies every time.

Lightly dust with icing sugar and ENJOY

No Roll Easy Kid Friendly Christmas Mince Pies

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Author: Cerys Parker

Ingredients

  • 225 g Unsalted Butter
  • 350 g Plain Flour all purpose
  • 100 g Granulated Sugar
  • Mincemeat - Available from Amazon.com Robertson's Classic Mincemeat 14.49oz 411g
  • Icing Sugar for Dusting Confectionary Sugar

Instructions

  • Start by rubbing the butter into the flour to a breadcrumb consistency.
  • Then add the sugar
  • Continue working the dough until it forms together. DO NOT add liquid it will mix together and form a dough.
  • Pre-heat the oven to 200C/180C for a fan assisted oven
  • Split the dough into 2 and then take a walnut sized section
  • In your hand roll into a ball and place in a Mince Pie Tray.
  • Using fingers press out the ball to form the base of the mince pie.
  • Fill around a teaspoon of mincemeat into each pie case.
  • Split the remaining pastry into 12 and roll into a ball.
  • Flatten it into a ball in your hands to make a lid and attach to the top pressing to seal it down.
  • IF YOU WANT YOU CAN NOW FREEZE THE PIES FOR UP TO 1 MONTH
  • Bake in the oven for 18 - 20 minutes they should be golden.
  • Remove and leave to cool for 5 minutes then take out and cool on a wire rack.
  • Lightly dust with icing sugar and ENJOY
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Cerys is a marine biologist, environmental educator, high school teacher and mum. Realising that life doesn't have to be put on hold and you don't just have to survive whilst the kids are young she shares ideas to inspire you to LIVE with the kids, with activities to do together, recipes to cook and enjoy and family travel to make memories to last a lifetime.

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  1. I’d never made mince pies before, so I was super excited to make this scrumptious recipe! And boy oh boy, these pockets of deliciousness did not disappoint – they turned out absolutely fabulous. I really appreciated having all of these detailed photos along with your instructions. I’m a super visual person so it made your recipe easy to make!

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