Today I am featuring my recipe for easy-peasy mince pies. I suppose my recipe isn't hugely different to anyone else's as there is only so many ways you can make Mince Pies, but I like to make mine a little special by adding a few extra ingredients.
Whilst I would love one day to make my own Mincemeat filling from scratch, unfortunately time does not allow me such a luxury at the moment (perhaps I need to start my Christmas planning earlier!). However I do like to have some Mince Pies handy for when guests come calling at Christmas, and so I combine a mincemeat filling with some other ingredients to make them a little more interesting. That's why I call them easy-peasy - Perhaps I should call them cheat's mince pies!
In addition to the ingredients below, you could also try adding some small cubes of apple or pear, or even make them a bit boozy by adding 50ml of brandy.
How do you like to make your Mince Pies?
Easy Peasy Mince Pies
350g Plain Four
150g Butter (room temperature)
A pinch of salt
Cold Water to combine
1 Jar of shop-bought Mincemeat (411g)
200g Fresh Cranberries or 200g Cranberry Sauce
2 tsp Cinnamon
Juice of 2 Satsumas