Preheat the oven to 180/350/gas 4.
Sprinkle a little flour onto the work surface, then roll out the pastry.
Using a star cutter, cut out double the number of pastry shapes as you want to make mince pie pops (ie each pop uses two pastry shapes)
Brush egg wash over half of the pastry shapes, using a pastry brush.
Lay a cake pop (or paper lollipop) stick on to the egg washed shapes and press gently.
Spoon about a teaspoon of mincemeat onto the centre of each shape, leaving the edges clear and clean.
Lay the top pastry shape onto each pie pop, and gently press the edges together. Carefully work around each pop with the prongs of a fork to crimp the edges together.
Brush the top of each pop with egg wash and sprinkle with a little brown sugar.
Move each pop to a baking sheet that has been dusted lightly with flour. Bake in the pre heated oven for 20 - 25 minutes, or until the pops are golden brown and smelling delicious!
When cooked, let cool on a baking rack until either cool enough to eat.
If wrapping to give as gifts, be sure to let completely cool first.
Please enjoy my recipe! Jane | hedgecombers.com