Apple & Orange Mince Pies

Make these adorable melt-in-the-mouth pastry fruit mince pies. A guaranteed crowd pleaser and so fun to make with the kids. 

Substitutes:

  • No apple? Use pear instead. 
  • No oranges? Use satsumas, clementines or mandarins instead. 

Prep time: 30 minutes

Cook time: 15 minutes

Total time: 45 minutes

Servings: 10

Ingredients:

For the pastry:

340 g Plain flour

200 g Unsalted butter (cut into small cubes)

80 g Caster sugar (plus 1 tbsp for sprinkling)

1 Egg (plus 1 beaten egg for glazing)

For the filling:

410 g Mincemeat

85 g Apples (finely chopped)

1 Orange (zested, segmented and finely chopped)

Icing sugar (for dusting)

Recipe:

  1. Place the plain flour and butter into a large mixing bowl, and rub together to a crumb consistency. Add the egg and caster sugar. Mix together.
  2. Tip out onto a lightly floured surface and fold until the pastry comes together, be careful not to over mix. 
  3. Wrap the dough in cling film and chill in the fridge for 10 minutes, while making the filling.
  4. Scoop the mincemeat into a mixing bowl, and add the chopped apple, orange zest and chopped orange segments. Mix until combined.
  5. Preheat the oven to 220C/200c fan/7 gas mark. Roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface to 3mm thick. 
  6. Using a round cutter (about 10cm), cut out 10 bases and place them into the muffin tray. Divide the mincemeat mixture into each. Brush the edges of each pie with a little beaten egg. 
  7. Re-roll out the pastry to cut small star shape lids and press them on top to seal. Glaze with the beaten egg and sprinkle with the extra caster sugar.
  8. Bake for 15 minutes until golden brown. Leave to cool for 10 minutes, remove them from the tray and dust a little icing sugar over the top before serving.
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How to store

Store in an airtight container for up to 3 days, or individually wrap in the freezer for up to 3 months. 

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