Mince Pies with Orange Pastry

Mince Pies with Orange Pastry

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Preparation time – 15 minutes + 30 minutes chilling time
Cooking time – 15 – 20 minutes

Makes 18

Home-made mince pies are so much nicer than shop-bought, especially with this wonderful flavoured pastry.

 

Nutritional Value per serving:
Energy 145kcals/746kj; Protein 1.8g; Carbohydrate 19.3g of which sugars 9.7g; Fat 7.6g of which saturates 4.4g; Salt 53mg.

Ingredients

225g/ 8 oz plain flour 30g/ 1 ½ oz icing sugar 10ml/ 2 tsp ground cinnamon 150g/ 5 oz cold butter, diced Grated rind of 1 orange About 60ml /4 tbsp iced water 225g/ 8 oz mincemeat 1 egg, beaten, to glaze Icing sugar for dusting

Recipe

  1. Sift together the flour, icing sugar and cinnamon. Rub in the butter until it resembles fine breadcrumbs. Stir in the grated orange rind.
  2. Mix to a firm dough with the water. Knead lightly, then roll out to 5 mm/ ¼ in thickness. Using a 6cm/ 2 ½ in round cutter, stamp out 18 circles, then stamp out 18 smaller 5cm/ 2 in circles.
  3. Line 2 bun trays with the larger circles. Place a small spoonful of mincemeat into each pastry case and top with the smaller pastry circles, pressing the edges to seal.
  4. Glaze the tops with egg glaze and leave to rest in the refrigerator for 30 minutes. Preheat the oven to 200’C/180’C Fan/400’F/Gas 6.
  5. Bake for 15 - 20 minutes, or until golden brown. Remove to cool on wire racks.
  6. Serve just warm, dusted with icing sugar.


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