Making Mince pies for Christmas

I'm not quite sure why but it's an English tradition to make mince pies to eat around the Christmas period.
Inside the pastry case is a mixture of vegetable suet mince and dried fruit with some spices, proper mincemeat is made wet by the addition of orange juice or alcohol.

These are then baked in the oven until the pastry is well cooked.

They are baked into small little pies using the baking trays.

At this after school club we have students cooking along side parents.

This is the pastry being rolled out ready to cut into small round circles to fit into the tin.

The smell of home made mince pies cooking reminds everyone of Christmas, they smell really great!

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