Mini orange mince pies

Mini orange mince pies
  • Serves icon Serves 8
  • Time icon Less than 30 minutes

Don’t rely on shop-bought mince pies when you can make these delicious mini orange mince pies for the festive period.

Ingredients

  • 250g plain flour
  • 50g caster sugar
  • 125g butter
  • Finely grated zest of ½ orange
  • 2-3 teaspoons of orange juice
  • 16 tsp mincemeat (use ready-made or see know-how)
  • Icing sugar, to dust
  • A shot of good whisky, to serve

Method

  1. Put the plain flour and caster sugar into a large bowl. Rub the butter into the flour mixture. Add the finely grated zest of the orange and orange juice. Mix and bring the mixture together to form a ball. Knead lightly, cover with cling film and chill for 30 minutes.
  2. Preheat the oven to 220°C/fan200°C/gas 7. Grease a 16-hole mini tartlet tin. Thinly roll out the pastry. Use a 6cm fluted pastry cutter to press out 16 circles and a 4.5cm fluted pastry cutter to press out another 16 circles. Re-roll the trimmings, if necessary. Line the tin with the larger circles. Fill each with a teaspoon of mincemeat and pop the smaller pastry lids on top.
  3. Bake for 10-12 minutes. Dust with icing sugar and serve with a shot of good whisky.

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