I seriously cannot imagine Christmas without mince pies. Living in the States at the moment, it can be quite hard to find mince meat. Thanks to the World Market, I was able to get couple of jars this year and jumped right into baking! This is also the first Christmas of my gluten free journey. I decided to simply substitute the plain flour for gluten free rice flour and it worked!
In a food processor, mix flour and butter. Add icing sugar and grated orange zest. Stir in beaten egg. Wrap the dough in a cling wrap and chill in the fridge for about 10 minutes.
Lightly dust your workspace with icing sugar. Roll the dough to thickness of 1-2 mm. Use an 8 cm (3 in) fluted cutter to stamp 12 rounds. Using the rest of your dough, cut out your favourite shapes (I love stars and trees) for the tops of your pies.
Line each hole of a muffin tin with one of the rounds and prick the bottom of each with a fork. Fill with mince meat and carefully place the tops on.
Bake for 12-15 minutes.
Serve warm with a dusting of icing sugar.
You may also top your mince pies with grated marzipan.
This is seriously the quickest and most fool-proof recipe for Gluten Free Mince Pies! If you decide to give them a try, I would love to hear about it!
You can also check out my Recipe section for some more delicious treats!