Recipe: Best mince pies

Could these be the best mince pies in Dubai? Try the recipe and taste for yourself…

  • Serves: 12 mini pies
  • Prep 2 hours
  • Cook 30 mins

Best mince pies dubai


For the Pie filling

For the pastry

  • Flour 500g
  • Sugar 150g
  • Eggs 2
  • Butter 200g
  • Water 100ml


  • Heat oven to 180C/fan
  • In large bowl, combine all the ingredients.
  • Stir well making sure all the ingredients are evenly distributed. Cover the bowl with foil and place in the warmed oven for 2 hours. At the end of this time the suet will have melted.
  • Leave to one side to cool, stirring from time to time. The stirring is important as it helps to evenly distribute the fruits as the mixture cools
  • In a food processor mix the flour and the butter until they resemble a breadcrumb texture, remove and place onto a floured work surface.
  • Mix eggs and sugar and add to the mixture, add the water and gently mix all together to form a smooth dough.
  • Cover with cling film or a damp towel and allow to rest in the chiller for at least 30 mins.
  • Once rested and the filling has cooled, remove the pastry and dust a work surface with flour, roll out the pastry to a thickness of 1/4inch.
  • Using a round cutter, depending on the size you would like, cut out circles and place into a greased muffin tray,
  • Fill the pies with pie filling and using the remaining pastry.
  • cut even smaller circles (star shapes look really cool) for the top.
  • Brush with a mixture of one egg and 100ml milk and bake for approx. 30mins.
  • Once out of the oven immediately sprinkle icing sugar and allow cooling before eating.

Recipe provided by Senara restaurant and chef.

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