Sweet Pastry Mince Pie Recipe


Hello! In case you missed it on the show the other day – here is the fabulous mince pie recipe Simon Devereux gave to us!

Don’t forget, you can listen to Simon every Sunday from 7am – he gets up so you don’t have to!

Sweet Pastry Mince Pies.


125g butter

150g plain flour

100g icing sugar

1 small egg yolk

1 tspn vanilla essence

1 jar of mincemeat.


Hint: refrigerate all the ingredients for 1 hour before making the pastry. Best results are achieved if your work surface and overall temperature is cool.

  1. Sift the flour and icing sugar together into a cold bowl, cut up the butter into very small pieces and add to the dry ingredients.
  2. Crumb the butter into the flour and icing sugar until it resembles fine crumbs. Add the yolk and vanilla essence and form into a paste. If the pastry is too moist add a little more flour.
  3. Cover the pastry and chill in the fridge for 30 mins.
  4. On a cold surface roll out the pastry to approx. 3mm thick. Using a round cutter (10cm) cut out 16 bases and place them into muffin trays. Spoon 1 ½ tspn of mincemeat into each and brush the edge with a little milk
  5. Re roll the pastry to cut 7cm lids and place on the top to seal. Brush the top with a little milk and then lightly sprinkle a little castor sugar on each one. Leave to rest in a cool place for 30 mins while you preheat your oven to 200 degrees.
  6. Make a small cut in the top of each pie and bake for 15 mins (approx.) or until golden brown.
  7. Leave to cool in the tray before turning out onto a cooling rack.