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Gluten free mince pie recipe

I love mince pies, they were such a strong Christmas tradition in my house when I was growing up, I remember my Mum making dozens and dozens of them. When I found out I was gluten intolerant, mince pies was something I knew I would miss. So I decided I would make my own, they work best with a marzipan top, which I use a snowflake punch for to make them look great too!

Gluten Free

18 Mince pies

Method

Gluten free mince pies

  1. Place all the dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl, add butter and use your hands to mix until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs. Or, use a food processor to save a bit of time!

  2. Make a well in the centre of your dry ingredients and add the egg and water.

  3. Combine mixture with a wooden spoon, then knead by hand to form a ball of dough.

  4. Cover with cling film (saran wrap) and place in a refrigerator for at least an hour before continuing.

  5. Roll out marzipan to 5mm thick

  6. Cut out marzipan snowflakes and leave to one side. If you let your marzipan snowflakes dry for a while, they spread out less whilst cooking and you are left with a clearer looking snowflake

  7. Preheat oven to 160-180 deg C (325-350 deg F)

  8. Lightly grease a 12 hole cupcake tin with butter.

  9. Roll out the pastry so it is about 2mm thick. The dough will hold together if well mixed and rolled between two sheets of baking paper.

  10. Cut out circles using a round or fluted pastry cutter.

  11. Now line the cupcake tray with pastry, and gently press into each hole.

  12. Spoon a heaped teaspoon of mincemeat into each case.

  13. Place snowflake marzipan on top and lightly press

  14. Cook in pre-heated oven for 10-15 mins

  15. Take out of tray and leave to cool slightly before placing mince pies on a baking rack to cool

  16. Dust with icing sugar.

Ingredients

Gluten free mince pies

  • 200g gluten free plain flour

  • 1 tsp xantham gum

  • 2 tbsp icing sugar

  • 75g almonds (ground)

  • 1 pinch salt

  • 125g butter

  • 1 large eggs (lightly beaten with 1 tbsp water)

  • 359g mincemeat filling

  • marzipan

  • 1 tbsp icing sugar (for dusting)

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