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Mince pies

  • Vegetarian Diet

    Diet based on cereals, pulses, nuts, seeds, vegetables, fruits and other animal foods such as honey and eggs. Excludes meat, fish, mollusks.

  • Egg Free Diet

    It is usually followed when someone is allergic to this food.

Mince pies


​​It comes from Great Britain.  It is a Christmas dessert whose ingredients made their appearance in the 13th century. But, can a dessert be related to…mince? A lot, since the particular dessert initially had minced meat among its ingredients! Now, the word “mincemeat” refers to the filling (maybe due to its look or texture) which contains only dried fruits and spices like e.g. cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves.

  • In a bowl, mix the flour with the salt.
  • Add the butter.
  • Wear gloves and mix with your hands until the mixture has the texture of wet sand.
  • Add the sugar, orange zest and juice, and keep mixing with your hands.
  • Shape the dough into a ball and fold with plastic wrap.
  • Transfer the dough into the refrigerator and let it rest for 30 minutes.
  • Preheat the oven to 180ο C (356ο F) set to fan.
  • Butter and flour 15 individual tart pans and set them aside.
  • Place the dough onto your working surface and remove the plastic wrap.
  • Place some parchment paper under the dough and dust with a little flour.
  • Cover with a second piece of parchment paper and with a rolling pin, roll out into a 0,5 cm thick dough.
  • Cut the dough with the individual tart pans and press with your fingers so to cover the bottom and the sides with the dough.
  • Cut the remaining dough into 15 stars.  
  • Divide the filling into the tart pans and cover with a star.
  • Spread with the diluted yolk and bake for 30-35 minutes, until the dough turns golden.
  • Let them cool completely.
  • Take them out of the tart pans, dust with icing sugar, and serve.


If you do not want to make individual tarts, roll out your dough and transfer it into a buttered and floured 23 cm tart pan.

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Nutrition information per portion

Calories (kcal)
22 %


Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.

Total Fat (g)
31 %

Fatty Acids

Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.

Saturated Fat (g)
65 %

Saturated Fats

Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.

Total Carbs (g)
21 %


The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.

Sugars (g)
22 %


Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.

Protein (g)
11 %


It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.

Fibre (g)
10 %


They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.

Sodium (g)
1 %


A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily

*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.

*To calculate nutritional table data, we use software by Nutritics logo

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