Me and my mum are both keen bakers, not only do we get to make yummy goodies but it's something we bond over. So when we remembered we still had a jar of mincemeat in the cupboard (which has a long shelf life thankfully) we thought we would have a crack at making mince pies. After all who says it has to be Christmas to enjoy these little mounds of heaven, can you tell I love mince pies? If it was my choice I would have them available all year round!
We decided to use puff pastry so ours came out a little differently to the norm but still just as delicious. Also to make things a little different in some of them we added chocolate chips, and yes it definitely works! They were possibly the easiest thing I've ever baked, it's as simple as cutting out the pastry with a cookie cutter, using a spoon drop a small amount of the mincemeat in the middle then cut out another piece of pastry for the top. We used a cupcake/muffin tray to bake ours and they only took 5-10 minutes to be ready to gobble up.
If you're ever feeling peckish, these are great to make as they are simple and quick.
Do you like mince pies? Would you like them more available throughout the year like me?