I appreciate that this is an American recipe based on the English Mince Pie and therefore not a mince pie. The filling is not the same as it has not cured and it is more like a fig newton rather than the sweet tangy yumminess of a fruit mince pie. If you want a recipe for heavenly mince pies either look to "Delia online" or "Nigella's cranberry studded mincemeat " are the go ( and dead easy !) Happy Christmas everyone !
I do this very same recipe except that i use a good canned mincemeat. I cut two rounds out of the dough and put a teaspoon of the filling in. Then I flute the edges and it looks like a tiny pie. This recipe came from my great grandmother. Although I suspect she used her own mincemeat. lol