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Recipe: English Mince Pies

As Omlet is a British company we thought it would be nice to bring one of our traditions over the pond and teach you how to make a classic Mince Pie. We understand some people may have never heard of a Mince Pie so here are some FAQs-

What are Mince Pies?

Mince Pies are small sweet pastry pies filled with dried fruit, nuts and spices. They can be served hot or cold.

Do they contain actual meat?

The modern day version of a mince pie does not contain meat however original recipes used to be savoury and would contain minced meat and suet.

Where did they originate?

Mince pies are of British origin and took influence from Middle Eastern ingredients when European crusaders brought them back in the 13th Century.

Are they tasty?

Oohhhh YES! We can confirm they are extremely yummy and you will be baking lots of batches as they’re very moreish.

Please see below for the list of ingredients and watch our step by step video to learn how to make these!

Ingredients for traditional English Mince Pies:

Mincemeat:

500g of dried fruit and nuts

Orange Zest

1 Apple

2 tsp Mixed Spice

1tbsp Honey

100g of Brown Sugar

100g of Frozen Butter

100ml of Brandy

Either buy Sweet Shortcrust Pastry from the store or have a go at making your own.

Pastry:

300g of Plain Flour

150g of Diced Butter

Pinch of Salt

50g of Caster Sugar

Egg Yolk

Dash of Milk

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