Cranberry, Orange and Almond Mince Pies

    35 min

    Superb christmas mince pies - you will NEVER buy them again after tasting these

    9 people made this

    Serves: 24 

    • 200g cold butter,cubed
    • 400g plain flour + some for dusting
    • 100g ground almonds
    • 100g golden caster sugar
    • zest of 2 oranges
    • 2 tbsp orange juice
    • 100g frozen cranberries
    • 400g jar of good quality mincemeat
    • handful flaked almonds
    • 2 tsp icing sugar, plus dusting
    • 200ml creme fraiche

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:35min 

    1. Whizz the butter, flour and almonds in a food processor until the butter has disappeared. Pulse in the sugar and half of the orange zest. Add the orange juice and keep whizzing until a rough dough comes together. Tip onto worktop and press together and shape into a smooth disc, kneading once or twice if you need to. Chill for 15 mins (can be chilled for up to 3 days, or frozen for much longer).
    2. Scatter some flour on to worktop. Roll out the dough to about the thicknes off a £1 coin. Using an 8cm cutter, cut out 24 circles and put into 2 x 12 hole cupcake tins.
    3. Heat oven to 200C. Mix cranberries and mincemeat, then spoon in to cases. Scatter with flaked almonds.
    4. Bake for 18-20 mins until the pastry and almonds are golden.
    5. Dust lightly with icing sugar. Add the remaining orange zest and 2 tsp of icing sugar into creme fraiche and add a dollop on to pie when serving.

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    Thi recipe is so tasty and so easy to make. I will certainly make it again and again.  -  01 Jan 2010