Mince pies

Minced Pies

Well, a kind of Mince Pies.
First of all because this are not pies, but tarts, mini tarts.
And second of all because I’ve never tried the real English mince pie, so I cannot know if they taste alike.

The original recipe, from which those little pies are inspired, is from Modern Classics, Book 2, by Donna Hay.

Minced Pies

Shortcut pastry (Donna Hay’s recipe)

270 g flour
3 tablespoon granulated sugar
150 g cold butter, diced
2-3 tablespoon ice cold water

In a robot, work flour, sugar and butter until crumbled. Add enough water to make a silky dough.
Let it rest in the fridge for at least 30 minutes.


1 apple
100 g cranberries
80 g walnuts, chopped
50 g sliced almonds, crushed
An handful of hazelnut
50 g sugar (cassonade in this case)
1 tablespoon grapefruit juice
1 tablespoon Banyuls
Cinnamon, powder
Nutmeg, grated
Ginger, freshly grated

Turn on the oven at 180° C.
Peel the apple, discard all the seed, then roughly grated.
Add the rest of the ingredients and let it rest in the fridge overnight.

Roll put the pastry. Your choose to do one big (diameter of 18 cm) or many little pies (25 more or less). Cut paste accordingly. Fill it with 2-3 teaspoon of the filling, then decorate it with shaped scraped pieces of pastry, like hearts or stars.

Bake it for 15 minutes, or until golden.

Minced Pies


  1. Beautiful pies!

    Merry Christmas and Happy new Year! Much joy and sweetness to you and your family!

  2. I just discovered your blog (following the verrine trail). This is one blog I shall do from start to finish. Have never made mince pies and it is a favorite of my father – so need to try this. Beautiful bites!

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