Mini Orange Mince Pies

Ingredients

  • 1 ¾ cups all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • ⅔ cup butter, softened
  • 2 tablespoons grated orange zest
  • ¼ cup ice water
  • ¾ cup prepared mincemeat pie filling
  • 1egg, beaten
  • ¼ cup confectioners’ sugar for dusting
  • Directions

  • Step 1

    Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

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  • Step 2

    Sift together the flour, 1/4 cup confectioners’ sugar, and cinnamon. Use a pastry cutter or two forks to mix in the butter until mixture resembles fine bread crumbs. Stir in the orange zest. Sprinkle with ice water, and gather dough into a ball. Roll out on a lightly floured surface to 1/4 inch thick. Cut out approximately 18 (3 inch) diameter circles, and 18 (2 inch) circles, rerolling dough as needed.

  • Step 3

    Line muffin cups or tart tins using the 3 inch pastry circles. Fill each pastry cup with about 1 tablespoon of mincemeat filling. Top with 2 inch pastry circles, pinching circles together to seal the edges. Brush the top of each pie with egg.

  • Step 4

    Bake pies in preheated oven until tops are golden brown, 15 to 20 minutes. Cool slightly on wire racks. Dust with 1/4 cup confectioners’ sugar just before serving.

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