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Classic, traditional mince pies, otherwise known as mincemeat pies, are the perfect treat for your holiday table.
Good morning friends! How is your week going? I am sick so I am happy that I have everything finished for Christmas and I can just lay around with a pile of books, a heating pad and cups of chocolate for a day or two.
I wanted to share these cute Mini-Mince Pies I made for my dad this year, I made them for the first time last year and he loved them so I made them again for his birthday.
There are 2 ways to make these little pies, one, the easy way and two, the more laborious way. I’ve made them both ways and believe it or not my dad liked the ones that were 2 ingredients, better than the ones I worked so hard on and made from scratch.
No matter, I will share with you both ways to make them.
Ingredients Version 1
First you purchase Robertson’s Mincemeat in a jar( it is $4.99 at World Market , it is 20% off plus 10% for curbside pickup)! If you do not have World Market here is a link to Amazon. Second you purchase the best pie crust ever(better than homemade in my opinion) at Trader Joe’s.
Cut round circles from your piecrust, place in a mini muffin pan or tart shells, spoon a teaspoon of mincemeat in the tart and top with a star cut out from the leftover crust. Bake for about 15 minutes or until golden brown and enjoy!
I apologize for not typing the recipe out for you but as I said, I am unwell and don’t have the energy to do it today. I will update the post when I feel better. In the meantime you can click on the links and you will be taken to the exact recipe that I used last year. The mince pies I made this year were “semi-homemade” using homemade crust and the Robertson’s mincemeat.
Mini-Mincmeat Pies Version 2
Mincemeat Pie Crust also from Cristina’s Cucina
That is it my friends, easy mince pies to add a little bit of the old world to your Christmas dessert table.
Have a great day!