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Steenbergs Mince Pies

This recipe makes 20 small/10 large mincepies, make great presents when you are going out or great for entertaining at home.


Shortcrust Pastry Recipe - Hand Made Method

What to do?

  1. Place the flour, butter and salt into a large clean bowl.
  2. Rub the butter into the flour with your fingertips until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs, working as quickly as possible to prevent the dough becoming warm.
  3. Add the water to the mixture and using a cold knife stir until the dough binds together, add more cold water a teaspoon at a time if the mixture is too dry.
  4. Wrap the dough in cling film and chill for a minimum of 15 minutes.


For the mincemeat filling

What to do?

  1. Mix well and pack the remainder into sterilized jars for xmas presents.
  2. Preheat the oven to 180C
  3. Roll out the pastry and cut out circles to fit your tart tin.
  4. Fill the pies and top with star decorations/lids/criss cross pastry or leave open.
  5. Glaze with beaten egg and bake for 15 minutes, cool and enjoy with your Steenbergs mulled wine.


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