Baking,  Dessert

Mince Pies

No Christmas is complete without mince pies, they are much easier to make than you would think and very tasty.

Ingredients
  

  • 17 ozs 500g Shortcrust Pastry
  • 14 ozs 400g Vegan Mince Meat
  • For Rolling Out On Plain Flour
  • For Sealing and Glazing Soya Milk
  • For Greasing Vegan Margarine
  • For Sprinkling Soft Light Brown Sugar

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 200c, grease a 12 hole bun tin.
  • Onto a floured surface roll out the pastry to desired thickness.
  • Cut out 12, 3-inch circles and 12, 2 ½ inch circles.
  • Press the larger circle into the tray and fill with mincemeat, do not over fill them as this will cause overspill while cooking.
  • Brush around each edge with a little soya milk and gently press the smaller circle on top, press the edges down with a fork.
  • Brush each with soya milk and sprinkle with a small amount of brown sugar, piece each twice with a fork.
  • Cook for 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Cool on a wire cooling rack then remove from tin.
  • TIP: Using a crinkle edged cutter makes for a fancy finish.
  • TIP: These can be frozen until required.
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