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recipe image Orange Mince Pies – Traditional Christmas Baking with a Twist
  • dessert
  • easy
  • pastry
  • british
  • tea
  • lunch
  • dinner
  • dessert

Orange Mince Pies – Traditional Christmas Baking with a Twist

Surprise your guests with something extra by making these delicious orange pastry mince pies! There’s something very Christmassy about orange flavour, so inject an extra bit of Christmas spirit into your mince pies with this orange mince pie recipe. The orange shortcrust pastry will delight both friends and family (just make sure they’re not allergic to citrus fruits). What’s more, these orange mince pies are vegetarian-friendly, so your vegetarian guests can enjoy these seasonal treats, too!

Let’s get baking! Here’s our orange mince pie recipe.

  • Preparation time25 minutes
  • Cooking time15 minutes
  • Servings12 portions
  • DifficultyEasy

Ingredients

  • 115g Flora Dairy Free
  • 225g sieved plain flour
  • 25g caster sugar
  • Zest of 1 orange
  • 2 tablespoons cold water or orange juice
  • 350g mincemeat (suitable for vegetarians)
  • Beaten egg white/Dairy Free Milk and caster sugar to glaze

Nutritional Guidelines
(per serving)

(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Instructions

  1. To make pastry: rub Flora into the flour until mixture resembles fine even breadcrumbs. Add sugar and orange zest and mix in. Add water and mix with a round bladed knife to a firm dough. Knead on a lightly-floured surface until smooth. Cover and chill.
  2. Roll out pastry and cut out 12 bases and 12 tops to fit patty tins. Line tins with pastry bases and place 1 dessertspoon mincemeat in each. Brush round top edges with water. Place over mincemeat and press down edges to seal. Make 2 slits across each pie. Brush with egg white or dairy free milk and dredge with caster sugar.
  3. Bake in preheated oven 190ºC, 170ºC fan, Gas No 5 for 15 - 20 minutes.