Orange & Cranberry Mince Pies


This mince pie recipe has a lovely orange zest pastry, which is really delicious. They are really easy to make and you can make the pastry up to 3 days before you make them up. I've used my mince pie kit which is exclusive to Debenhams, view my full Christmas collection here.

You'll Need...
250g plain flour
25g icing sugar
125g butter
1 orange
1 egg, beaten
400g jar mincemeat
100g dried cranberries
My mince pie kit

To Make...
Sift the flour and slice the butter into cubes.
Rub in the butter into the flour until it resembles fine breadcrumbs.
Grate the orange zest into the mixture, beat the egg and then add this too.
Add a drop or two of cold water to combine the pastry.
Knead together until smooth then put in the fridge for 30 mins.
Lightly dust a work surface with flour, roll out the pastry to 5mm thick.

Using my mince pie kit, grease the baking tray and cut out 12 of the large circles.
Line the baking tray cups using the pastry, fill with a teaspoon or two of mincemeaat and top with a sprinkle of cranberries.
Squish the pastry together and roll out again.
Cut out 12 of the small circles and top the pies with them, pressing the edges together.
Squish the pastry together and roll out again.
Cut out 12 holly leaves, push the middles together and push onto the tops of the pies.
Add a cranberry to the middle of the leaf, pushing it into the pastry slightly.

Bake for 20mins or until golden brown.
Perfect little gift when you visit friends and family over the festive season.
They can be kept for around a week. So you can make them in advance.

All exclusive to Debenhams Autumn/Winter 2015

You Might Also Like