Gluten-Free Mince Pies
A mouthwatering Gluten-Free Mince Pies recipe from the Cook’s Diary.
Butter 110g (4oz)
Mixed dried fruit 110g (4oz)
Orange 1, finely grated zest and 4 tbsp juice
Cranberry or apple sauce 2 tbsp
Mixed spice 1 tsp
Gluten-free plain flour 175g (6oz)
Caster sugar 3 tsp plus extra for sprinkling
Melt 25g (1oz) butter in a large pan. Take off the heat, add fruit, orange zest and juice, sauce and spice. Use a stick blender to chop and mix ingredients together a little. Leave to stand for 30 minutes.
Rub remaining butter into flour and add sugar. Mix in 3-4 tablespoons cold water with a knife to make pastry. Knead lightly to a smooth cylinder.
Roll out pastry thinly in 2 batches between sheets of clingfilm. Cut out 12 x 6.5cm (2½in) rounds with a plain pastry cutter. Put them into 12 holes of a patty tin.
Fill each with 2 teaspoons fruit mix. Re-roll trimmings and cut out 12 x 5.5cm (2in) rounds or star shapes. Or rounds with star holes as per photograph. Press gently on top.
Chill pies while oven heats to 200°C/180°fan/Gas 6. Bake for 25 minutes. Sprinkle with caster sugar to serve.