Gluten Free Mince Pies – with an orange twist, what’s the twist? Last year my Mum used a different recipe to make her home made mince pies, they were divine and I knew I had to recreate them gluten free. The pastry was a sweet crust with a deep hint of orange – sublime! This is super simple so no excuses, everyone should be making them!
I make my own orange concentrate , follow the link to make your own with this easy peasy guidance, alternatively use a good quality orange extract, try not to use a flavouring if you can…extracts are the ‘real thing’, trust me!
These mince pies are a step above your average mince pies, adding an orange concentrate makes these so much more decadent, a true indulgent treat for the festive time of year
- 200 g plain GF flour
- 90 g butter
- 25 g caster sugar
- 25 g icing sugar (plus a little extra for sprinkling on top)
- 3 egg yolks (keep the whites for brushing)
- 1 tbsp orange concentrate - easy peasy guidance on how to do this here
- zest of 1 orange
- 1 large jar ready made mincemeat
Sift the flour into a bowl, make a well in the middle and add all the remaining ingredients.
Using a rounded knife cut through the mixture until it starts to come together and form breadcrumb clumps.
If necessary add a little more flour if the mixture seems to sticky to handle.
Turn onto the work surface and knead until smooth.
Wrap in cling film and chill for at least 30mins
When chilled carefully roll out to the thickness you desire, cut the rounds and fill with mincemeat, if you wish cut shapes to decorate.
Top Tip: if you plan to pop lids on your mince pies, remember to pierce a little hole to allow the steam to escape, that way you won't get seepage around the sides.
Brush the tops with the beaten egg white and add a sprinkle of caster sugar.
Pop into the oven at 190C/375F/Gas 5 for 10-12 minutes
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