Victorian Mince Pies – Christmas Recipe

Victorian Mince Pie is a festive British pastry served during Christmas and New Year. Also known as a mince tart, these flaky treats are guaranteed to please your holiday guests!


  1. 1 1/2 LBS medium-rare roast beef
  2. 2 LBS beef suet
  3. 1 LB stoned raisins
  4. 1 LB sultanas (white seedless grapes)
  5. 1 1/2 LBS Red Delicious apples
  6. 1 1/2 LBS Bartlett pears
  7. 1 LB mixed peel
  8. 3/4 LB blanched & Valencia almonds (chopped)
  9. 2 orange & 2 lemon peels (thin)
  10. 1 LB dried currants
  11. 1/4 OZ mixed powdered spice
  12. Juice from 2 oranges and lemons
  13. 1 1/2 LBS Demerara sugar
  14. 1/2 pint brandy
  15. 1/2 pint sherry
  16. 1/2 pint port
  17. 1 wineglassful Marshall’s maraschino syrup
  18. 1 wineglassful Marshall’s noyeau syrup
  19. 1/4 Pint of Silver Rays (white) rum


Step One:

Chop the above ingredients, mixing in with thoroughly washed currants. Add in the powdered spice, lemon and orange juices, Demerara sugar, and liquors.

Step Two:

Whip up some Puff Paste, rolling into 1/4 inch chunks. Place with some small plain or fancy-patty-pans, topping each off with a teaspoonful of mincemeat.

Depending on the size of pastry, add a decent portion for taste.


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Step Three:

Wet edges of the paste, covering the mincemeat with an additional layer of paste; brush the top with raw egg and pop in the oven for 5 minutes.

Step Four:

Remove from oven and put a dusting of icing sugar over top for a glaze. Place back into the oven and bake for 15 to 20 minutes. Dish up onto a paper plate and serve up piping hot!

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This British Mince Pies recipes in centuries old. Even though Mince Pies started in the UK, it is being cooked around the world.

As you can read above, a whole lot of ingredients go into making this dish. If you have been looking for something very special that looks out of the world then always go for Mince Pies.

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