Naughty or Nice Mince Pie's Recipe!



Have you been naughty or nice this year? Well, you may wish you'd been a little bit more naughty when you have a taste of these mince pies! The nice pies are beautifully traditional and everyone will enjoy them while the naughty pies have a devilish secret, they are laced with brandy! Well, it is Christmas after all!

Wellcome to The Great Blogger Bake Off Christmas special! I'm so happy to be baking again for our friendly bake off and sharing our mince pie recipes! You can take look at all my past GBBO recipes here


To make my Naughty or Nice Mince Pies you'll need:


  • 1 1/2 cups of unsalted butter, cubed
  • 1/2 cup icing sugar
  • Pinch on salt
  • 1/2 tsp of baking powder
  • 3 cups of plain flour
  • Small amount of warm water if mix is too dry
  • 1 jar of mincemeat
  • 1/4 cup of brandy
  • Milk for top of pies
  • Set of baking letter stamps



  • Preheat the oven to 180c. To make the pastry add the flour, icing sugar, salt and baking powder in a large bowl and mix. Then add the butter and mix using your finger tips to make a breadcrumb like texture. Add a drop of water if the mix is too dry until you can knead your pastry into a smooth ball. Your ready to roll out and cut out your pies using a cookie cutter. Line the baking tray with butter so the pies don't stick when baking.


    To make the "naughty" mince pie filling just use half the mincemeat from your jar and add 1/4 cup of brandy! Mix and let it stand for about 30 mins so the fruit soaks up all the booze! Leave out the booze  for the "nice" pie filling.  


    Cut out the pie lids using a cookie cutter and with the baking letter stamps stamp out "naughty" and "nice", easy! You may need to practice a bit like I did in the corner of the pastry to make sure you get it right!


    Fill your pies with the "naughty" and "nice" mincemeats and place on the lids according to the filling, try not to mix them up!


    Brush a little milk onto the top of the pies to help them brown. Bake the pies for about 13-15 mins or until golden brown and leave to cool before serving, if you can wait that is!


    Feel free to leave them under the tree for Santa, I can guarantee they will be gone by morning!




    Feeling festive now? Take a look at these beautiful recipes from the other talented Great Blogger Bake Off bakers!


    If you still fancy baking check out my other Christmas themed bakes, Chocolate filled Snowflake Biscuits and my Mulled Wine Brownies



    Comments

    1. GIRL! I hope you have a few left for me! I adore that your stamped them as well! Such a sweet treat!

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      1. Thanks Lori! I'll make a batch of naughty ones just for you ;)

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    2. Yum yum! I tried to make mince pies last year but they were a flop (gluten-free, you see). I love the idea of stamping the tops.

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      1. Thanks! I've never tried to bake gluten free ones but the flour can be difficult to work with, I might give it a go and experiment! x

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    3. what a good idea! i don't think i trust myself to even attempt to make some GF ones, but i do love a mince pie!

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      1. They were tasty, sadly they've all been eaten!

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    4. Laura these look fantastic! Also how amazing is the light in your house?? I'm so jealous it's so hard to take pictures this time of year usually x

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      1. My kitchen is upstairs and is great for pics, down stairs is a bit rubbish.

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    5. I'd definitely have a naughty one but how sweet to have a choice! X

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      1. We all deserve a naughty treat at xmas x

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    6. love the stamping on the top! Need to make some mince pies

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    7. Oh how cute are these with the stamped tops - we still need to make some mince pies, going to try and get on it this weekend

      Laura x

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      1. I hope they go well and you eat them all! Hehe

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    8. These look amazing! I haven't had a mince pie yet this year, now I really want one! x

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      1. I'm making more tomorrow! I need 1 everyday x

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    9. They look yummy, love the idea of stamping them. Thank you for including my mince pies in your post xo

      Anca

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    10. You ALWAYS come up with the cutest baked goods! Love these!

      <3 Kelsea | Kels Shark

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