Making your own mince pies doesn’t have to be a marathon effort. If you’re not fond of making your own pastry then reach for the ready-made stuff I say!
These mini mince pies I did for the Good Food Channel website are made with crisp filo pastry and filled with mincemeat stirred up with a good slug of orange liqueur. I’ve crumbled shortbread biscuits and mixed with orange zest to scatter on top.
Filo pastry is lighter than shortcrust, so won’t leave you busting a gut. I also think it has a far prettier and delicate look to it that’s perfect for parties.
Are you a mince pie fan? Do you ever make your own? Let me know below!
If you’d like some more mince pie recipe inspiration then why not check out
Michelle Utterly Scrummy’s Christmas mincemeat and mince pies
or if you’re not into mincemeat try Michelle’s festive fruit pies as an alternative
And finally if you want more of a pudding, try Laura How To Cook Good Food’s Pear and Mincemeat Strudel