Odlums Easy Peasy Mince Pies

Make life easy for yourself with this super-quick mince pies recipe.


  • pastry
  • 225 g odlums cream plain flour
  • 125 g shamrock golden caster sugar
  • 100 g packet shamrock ground almonds
  • 125 g margarine (at room temperature)
  • 1 egg (beaten)
  • a little water, if necessary
  • filling
  • 450 g jar mincemeat


  1. Preheat oven to 200C/400F/Gas 6. Lightly grease bun tins.
  2. Put flour, sugar and ground almonds into a mixing bowl and mix well together.
  3. Rub margarine through the dry ingredients. Add the egg and water if required and mix to a soft dough.
  4. Turn onto a lightly floured board and gently knead.
  5. Roll pastry on floured board and cut rounds with a cutter to fit greased bun tins. Put a teaspoon of mincemeat into each and cut a ‘lid’ in the shape of stars, trees or hearts etc. from remaining pastry to put on top.
  6. Bake for about 15 mins or until golden brown.
  7. To serve, dust with icing sugar.


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