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



  • Preheat oven to 200C/400F/Gas 6. Lightly grease bun tins.
  • Put flour, sugar and ground almonds into a mixing bowl and mix well together.
  • Rub margarine through the dry ingredients. Add the egg and water if required and mix to a soft dough.
  • Turn onto a lightly floured board and gently knead.
  • 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.
  • Bake for about 15 mins or until golden brown.
  • To serve, dust with icing sugar.

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