Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 5 oz cold butter , diced

  2. 8 oz All Purpose Flour

  3. 2 oz ground almond s

  4. 2 oz superfine (Castor) sugar

  5. zest of 1 orange , grated

  6. 1 egg yolk

  7. 10 oz good quality mincemeat

  8. 1 beaten egg

  9. icing sugar (confectioners) for dusting

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. Rub the butter into the flour, then add the almonds, sugar, orange zest and a pinch of salt. Stir in the egg yolk and enough cold water (about 2-3 tbs) until it forms a nice soft dough. Pop into a plastic bag and chill for 30 mins.

  2. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Lightly grease patty tins. roll out the pastry to a thickness of 1/4 inch and cut out aprox 18 rounds using a 2 1/2 inch cutter. Place in the patty tins. Re-roll the leftover pastry and cut out the lids using a star-shaped cutter or other festive shape.

  3. Spoon the mincemeat into the pies dampen the lids with a little beaten egg and press gently on top. Brush with beaten egg and bake for 12-15 mins or until golden brown. remove from oven and leave in the tins for a few mins. Transfer pies to a cooling rack and dust with icing sugar.


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