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Recipe Of The Week: Gluten-Free Mince Pies

Recipe Of The Week: Gluten-Free Mince Pies

It wouldn't be Christmas without mince pies, and although there are many gluten-free recipes, our favourite has to be this Tesco real food creation. A very quick and easy recipe for a tasty festive treat!

Ingredients:

  • 125g (4oz) butter, cubed
  • 200g (7oz) gluten-free plain flour
  • 1tbsp icing sugar, plus extra to dust
  • 2 clementines, finely zested
  • 1/2 tsp almond extract
  • 250g (8oz) gluten-free mincemeat
  • 25g (1oz) toasted flaked almonds
  • 1-2 tsp brandy (optional)
  • 50g (2oz) dried cherries or cranberries 
  • 1 tbsp milk, for brushing
  • 1 tbsp granulated sugar

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Method:

  1. For the pastry, put the butter and the flour in a food processor and pulse until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs. Add the sugar, half the clementine zest, the almond extract and 2 tbsp of cold water, then mix until the mixture forms a smooth ball (add a little more water if needed).
  2. Wrap in clingfilm and chill for at least 30 minutes. Preheat the oven to Gas Mark 6, 200°C, fan 180°C. In a bowl, mix the mincemeat with the remaining zest, almonds, brandy (if using) and dried fruit. Set aside. Roll out the pastry to about 2-3mm (1/8 in) thick. Cut out 12 x 7-8cm (3-3 1⁄2in) rounds using a fluted cutter. Press into a greased 12-hole pie tin, then pierce the base of each round with a fork. 4 Put 1 tbsp of mincemeat into each hole.
  3. Cut out pastry stars to make a lid for the pies. Brush with milk and sprinkle with sugar. Bake for 15-18 minutes until golden, then transfer to a wire rack to cool. Dust with icing sugar, to serve. 

 

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