Wholemeal Mince Pies

Makes 12

Celebrate with these stellar mince pies. Using fine plain wholemeal flour adds intense wheat flavor to this traditional favourite.

Free from Egg, Soya, Nuts
Vegetarian, Organic


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  1. Put the flour and butter into a large bowl.
  2. Using a pastry blender or fork, mash the butter into the flour until it resembles breadcrumbs.
  3. Sprinkle the water over the flour and stir to bring together a ball of dough. If it does not do this easily add a few more drops of water. Cover the dough and leave it to stand for 15 minutes.
  4. Rub a little butter around the insides of a 12 hole tart tray and pre-heat the oven.
  5. On a lightly floured surface, or between two sheets of parchment, roll out the pastry to the thickness of a £1 coin.
  6. Select a pastry cutter or cup a little bigger than the holes of the tart tray and press it into the dough to make circles.  Gather up the off cuts into a ball of dough and set aside.
  7. Lift the pastry circles on to the prepared tray.

Filling and Topping

  1. Put a teaspoon of mincemeat in the centre of each tart.
  2. Roll out the remaining pastry to the thickness of a £1 coin.
  3. Press the star cutter into the dough to make star shapes.
  4. Gently place these over the mincemeat.
  5. If using egg white, brush a little over the pastry stars.
  6. Bake for 20-22 minutes until golden brown.


12 hole tart tray, round and star shaped pastry cutters, pastry brush


180°C, Fan 160°C, 350°F, Gas 4

Cooking time

20-22 minutes

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