These are the easiest and probably the most economical Christmas Mince Pies you can make. The recipe calls for a jar of Safari fruit mincemeat which I found at my local Spar Supermarket. The recipe makes about 16 mince pies. And what delightful little treats these are…homemade goodness!Print
Christmas Mince Pies
Delicious, economical homemade Christmas mince pie treats – you HAVE to try this recipe!
- 2 cups flour
- 120g butter, cut into cubes
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- Pinch of salt
- Grated zest (1 tablespoon) and juice of 1 orange (1/3 cup)
- 1 jar Safari fruit mincemeat (454g)
- Icing sugar for dusting.
- In a bowl, sift the flour and salt together.
- Add the butter and rub into the flour until it looks like breadcrumbs.
- Add the sugar, grated zest and orange juice and mix together until the dough comes together. Knead the dough into a ball and cover with cling wrap.
- Place the dough in the fridge for 30 minutes.
- When youâ€™re ready to roll the dough, set the oven to 180C and spray a muffin tin with Spray and Cook. The muffin/cupcake tin should be a shallow tin. The deep ones will work but probably not as well.
- Roll out the dough to about 2mm in thickness and with a round cookie cutter, cut the bases out of the dough and place them in the tin, gently pressing the bases down.
- Place a tablespoon of fruit mince in each casing.
- Now cut out the tops of the mince pies â€“ the dough can be a little thinner for this. I used a star shape but you can use a round shape as well. Place on top of the fillings.
- Bake for 30-35 minutes or until the pastry has browned nicely.
- Cool in the muffin pan before removing.
- Dust with icing sugar and serve!
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