Mince Pies

Christmas just wouldn't be the same without mince pies! For a really rich pastry, try using butter in place of the hard margarine and lard.

10-15mins
Makes 12
Easy
Suitable for home freezing

Ingredients

  • 200g Juvela Gluten-Free White Mix
  • 50g hard margarine
  • 50g lard
  • Juice and rind of an orange
  • 2 medium eggs, lightly beaten (one for glaze)
  • Mincemeat, for filling
  • Icing sugar, for glaze
  • Method

    1. Before you start, preheat the oven to 190°C/375°F/Gas Mark 5.
    2. To make the pastry, place the Mix in a bowl and rub in the fats to resemble breadcrumbs. Stir in orange rind, beaten egg and sufficient orange juice to form a soft dough.
    3. Knead pastry well on a surface lightly dusted with Mix, then roll out 2/3 and cut out rounds to line tartlet tins.
    4. Place a spoonful of mincemeat in each. Roll out remainder of pastry and cut out desired shapes to complete pies.
    5. Brush with beaten egg and bake in a pre-heated oven for 15-20 minutes until golden brown. Serve warm dusted with icing sugar.