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Gluten Free Christmas Fruit Mince Pies

Mince Pies are a quintessential part of Christmas, renowned for their delicately buttery pastry and tasty fruit mince filling.  These will keep in an airtight container for 1 week.

How long will it take?

1 hour, plus chilling time

What’s the serving size?

Makes approximately 12


What do I need?

  • 225 g plain gluten free flour
  • ½ tsp xanthan gum
  • 100 g unsalted butter, chilled and cut into cubes
  • 70 g icing sugar
  • 2 large free range eggs
  • 350 g fruit mince
  • 2 tbsp caster sugar

How do I make it?

  1. Add sifted flour and xanthan gum to a large bowl and stir to combine.
  2. Add cubed butter and rub it into the flour with your fingers until it is the texture of breadcrumbs.
  3. Add icing sugar and stir to combine, then add 1 egg and mix to form a rough ball.
  4. Knead pastry with your hands until it is smooth, then wrap in clingwrap and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  5. Preheat oven to 180C and grease a 12 hole regular (not Texas size) muffin tin.
  6. Roll pastry out to a 4 millimetre thickness on a lightly floured surface and then use a 7 centimetre cookie cutter to cut out 12 circles. Use a star shaped cookie cutter to cut out 12 stars.
  7. Put the pastry circles into the muffin tin, pressing it into the base and sides.
  8. Add fruit mince and then top with pastry stars.
  9. Whisk remaining egg with a fork and egg wash the stars, then sprinkle with caster sugar and bake for 20-25 minutes or until the pastry is golden brown.
  10. Remove from oven and cool.

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