Traditional mince pie recipe

November 25, 2016 10:12 am Published by Leave your thoughts

You can get wonderful speciality mince pies at Naturally Good Food – and we also have all the ingredients you’ll need to make your own. This recipe is suitable for our jars of organic mincemeat: if you’re starting from scratch, you’ll need to see the dried mixed fruit and mixed peel instead.

This recipe is adapted from Delia Smith's traditional mince pie recipe.

Make a traditional mince pie this Christmas, with our ingredients.

This recipe is adapted from Delia Smith’s traditional mince pie recipe. You can of course fiddle with it to use different fats and flours to suit your own needs. Why not get ahead and freeze some for Christmas?


560g mincemeat

350g plain flour

75g lard

75g butter

pinch of salt

Splash of milk


Mix the flour and salt in a bowl, then rub in the fat. Add cold water to make a dough that leaves the bowl clean. Leave the pastry to rest in a polythene bag in the fridge for half an hour.

Roll half of the pastry out and cut into 3-inch rounds. Do the same with the other half, this time cut into 2 1/2 inch rounds.

Grease a patty tin and line the hollows with the larger rounds. Fill with mincemeat and use the smaller rounds to seal the pies.

Brush with milk and pierce the top of each pie. Bake in a preheated oven at 200C for around 25 minutes, until golden brown.




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