Cranberry, Orange and Almond Mince Pies

Cranberry, Orange and Almond Mince Pies


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About this recipe: Superb christmas mince pies - you will NEVER buy them again after tasting these

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

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