Mince pies are a Christmas essential for many of us, and there's nothing like some cosy home mince pie baking to get you in the spirit. Read our recipe guide below to make the easiest and best fresh mince pies!



250g plain flour

150g butter

1 tablespoon caster sugar

1 egg yolk

1-2 tablespoons of cold water

milk to glaze


4-5 tablespoons mincemeat

1 tablespoon brandy


Serve with:

Dusting of icing sugar

double cream



  1. Firstly sift plain flour into a bowl and rub in the butter until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs
  2. Mix in the sugar and egg yolk 
  3. Then add a little water to form a dough
  4. knead the dough lightly and leave to chill for 15 minutes
  5. Split the dough in two and roll out one half on a floured surface to roughly the thickness of a pound coin
  6. Using a circular cookie cutter, cut 10 circles to make the bases
  7. Place the bases in a cupcake tin and with any excess dough, add to the other half
  8. Now, using the other half of the dough, roll out thicker than before replicating two stacked pound coins
  9. Using a fluted cutter, cut another 10 circles for the tops
  10. In a bowl, mix the mincemeat and brandy together and place a teaspoon inside each base, don't overfill them otherwise they will overflow when in the oven
  11. With a dash of milk, brush the rims of the bases before placing the tops on
  12. Then with a skewer poke a central hole in each of the tops to help let steam out when baking avoiding them exploding
  13. Bake in the oven for 15 to 20 minutes until golden
  14. Once baked, leave to cool for 5-10 minutes and sprinkle with icing sugar, then serve with double cream

Whilst we will have mince pies available for sale in the Restaurant, you can find ingredients in our Farm Shop and make your own with our recipe!