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