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Grandma's Mince Pies

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I took a notion to make mince pies one Christmas and my Grandma, who is a 91 year old legend, gave me her recipe :) As with most hand-me-down recipes it is in imperial measurements!


Serves: 24-28

  • 4 ounces sugar
  • 8 ounces (softened butter
  • 12 ounces all-purpose flour
  • mincemeat (shop bought)
  • confectioners' sugar (to dust)


Grandma's Mince Pies is a community recipe submitted by LaurenMcC and has not been tested by so we are not able to answer questions regarding this recipe.

  • Cream together butter and sugar
  • Add flour Mix together - get your hands in there!
  • Flour your surface and rolling pin really well. This dough can be quite crumbly and sticky so I would advise rolling it in smaller batches.
  • Cut out rounds and place in baking tray. Fill with mincemeat then cut out lids to go on top. Prick lids with a fork or sharp knife.
  • Put in oven at 180c until brown (about 15-20 mins)
  • Let cool then dust with confectioners' sugar.
  • Additional Information

    I have also made these with jam instead of mincemeat for a non Christmassy version!

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    • 12 oz flour. OK, assuming I don't have a scale, is that one cup stuffed into a volumetric measuring device, or what exactly? Grandma would not be impressed, and I'm a bit confused myself.

      Posted by twothumbsrod on 22nd December 2012
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