Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Where is Mr Kipling when I need him?

Mince pies are not easy to find here in the US, and when you do find them they are often quite expensive. Most Christmases I just go without, although occasionally I do find some imports and decide to indulge in a box. This year, inspired by Karen, I decided to try making some.

I'm not sure when the last time was that I made mince pies, if ever. I think I need to practice. The store-bought mincemeat was acceptable, but the pastry left something to be desired. They did look quite nice though:

Maybe if I master making mince pies, another year I'll try making a real Christmas cake.


Jane said...

Those mince pies look great! I got as far as buying the jar of mincemeat. We probably won't get ours until Easter.......or NEXT Christmas!
Season's Greetings to you and your family.

Almost American said...

Thanks Jane! Both DD and DS decided to have a mince pie for breakfast today AND decided that they liked them, so I went out and bought another jar of mincemeat! I might try the recipe on the jar for 'mincemeat and nut bars' instead of mince pies though as that way I can avoid having to make pastry.

If I Could Escape . . . said...

They look delish!!! Happy Christmas to you and yours! =)

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