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Christmas Gifting – Mince pies

Christmas is around the corner and homemade Christmas gifts are a great cost-saving and a way to show you care. Here’s a recipe for Mince Pies made in the Thermomix and the cost saving you can have compared to buying it.


Shortcrust Pastry

  • 340 g plain flour, plus extra for dusting
  • 75 g unsalted butter, cold, diced
  • 75 g lard, cold, diced
  • 1 pinch fine sea salt
  • 60 g water, ice cold

Assembly and Baking

  • 400 g mincemeat, gluten free (see tip)
  • milk, for brushing
  • icing sugar, for dusting


Shortcrust Pastry

  1. Place flour, butter, lard and salt in mixing bowl then mix Turbo/1 sec/4 times.
  2. Add water and mix 20-30 sec/speed 4 until just clinging together. Tip out and bring together into a ball then wrap in reusable wrap or cling film and chill in fridge for 30 minutes.

Assembly and Baking

  1. After this time, preheat oven to 190°C.
  2. On a lightly-floured surface, roll out rested pastry to 3 mm thick. Cut out 24 circles using a pastry cutter (Ø 7 cm) and use to line 2 x 12 hole bun tins. Re-roll any trimmings then cut out 24 pastry lids using star-shaped, tree-shaped or round fluted (Ø 6.5 cm) cutters.
  3. Place 1 tsp mincemeat in each pastry base then cover with a lid, sealing with a brush of milk if using round lids. Brush tops of lids with milk then bake for 18-20 minutes (190°C) until cooked and golden.
  4. Leave in tin to cool for 2 minutes then transfer to a wire rack. Dust with icing sugar and serve warm or at room temperature.

Hints & Tips

  • Homemade mince pies are a joy to make when you have a Thermomix®. Prepare the mincemeat weeks before you need it, then whip up a batch of crisp, buttery shortcrust pastry in seconds. All that’s left is the fun part; making the pies!
  • Make your own Mincemeat following the recipe on Cookidoo®.
  • Can be made ahead and frozen. Defrost fully before serving.
  • Serve with homemade Brandy Butter, homemade Brandy Sauce or pouring cream. Find recipes on Cookidoo®.

Nutrition per 1 piece

  • Calories 636 kJ / 152 kcal
  • Protein 2 g
  • Carbohydrates 21 g
  • Fat 7 g
  • Saturated Fat 3 g
  • Sodium 19 mg

Get this recipe on Cookidoo,

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