Gluten Free Mince Pies #glutenfree #christmasbaking #mincepies

Mince pies – either bought or homemade – for this I’ve used a sweet pastry.

Ingredients

  • 320g GF plain flour
  • 40g Chestnut flour (or ground almonds will work)
  • 1/2tsp salt
  • 175g cold butter cut into pieces
  • 100g caster sugar
  • 1 egg and 75ml cold water
  • 1 beaten egg for glazing

Method

  • Heat over to 180c or gm6
  • Put all dried ingredients and butter into a bowl and rub together until the consistency of bread crumbs
  • Mix in egg and water
  • Chill  mix in fridge
  • When chilled roll out, cut round bases and out into your tart trays.
  • Fill with mincemeat
  • Cut stars for open pies or lids if closed pies are preferred
  • Place tops onto pies and brush with beaten egg
  • Sprinkle with a little sugar (optional) and bake

If making this as an alternative xmas desert to a pud then make one large tart with a lattice top.

patsry blenderYou can mix pastry in a food processor but this can over mix the dough. I prefer to use a hand pastry blender – apart from anything else its less washing up!

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