Just like other pastry items, treat your mince pie pastry with a light touch
If using a food processor, only process the dough until it resembles breadcrumbs, before finishing it off by hand
make sure you allow the pastry to rest for at least 20 minutes before rolling it out and cutting the circles
You can make mince pies any size you like. Choose a muffin tin for a conventional size
You can store any uncooked mince pies in the freezer for up to 2 months
grease proof paper between the pies to prevent them from sticking and store in an airtight container
Pop the frozen pies straight into the preheated oven
try using an all-butter pastry recipe.