Beautiful subtle orange flavoured pastry for mince pies.


Ingredients (makes 16 )

  • 500 g plain flour
  • 175 g icing or caster sugar
  • 375 g butter
  • 1 orange (finely grated rind and juice of large orange)

Method

  1. Sift flour and sugar into mixing bowl.
  2. Cut butter into small pieces, stir into flour mixture then rub gently with fingertips until mixture resembles breadcrumbs.
  3. Stir in grated orange rind, then using a knife sir in the orange juice until dough just begins to stick.
  4. Roll into a ball and wrap in cling film. Refrigerate for 30 minutes before using.
  5. Roll out thickly and cut circles using a 7.5 cm circle for the base. Use any shape for the top roughly 5cm in diameter.
  6. Butter tray. Put larger circles in muffin tray. Add a large teaspoon of any type of fruit mince to each. Place smaller shape/circle on top. If using a circle cut slits in the top.
  7. Cook for approximately 15 - 20 minutes at 220 degrees (until golden brown). Sprinkle with icing sugar for decoration once cooled.

Notes... I used a jar of fruit mince for my filling. Pastry can be made a day or two in advance and stored in fridge.

  • Thanks for the recipe. The tart cases look really good.

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  • What a nice twist love it thankyou

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  • Have put this aside for nearer to Christmas.

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  • yes fruit mince is what i would use but i am open to other suggestions for the fillings

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  • This would also make a lovely pastry for a chocolate custard tart.

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  • A great, simple recipe; thanks!.

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  • Looks like a very easy pastry recipe. Will definitely be giving this a go!

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  • I was skeptical of this pasty but I absolutely loved it! The orange is very subtle

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  • Love the sound of the orange in this, for some extra zest and zing. Can’t wait to try this out.

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  • What would Christmas be without fruit mince pies! Thanks for sharing your recipe Naomi.

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  • This takes pastry to a whole new level.

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  • I love the idea of orange pasty.

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  • nice take on pastry – the orange would be so yum

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  • Home-made is always so much better and the orange pastry would be delicious,thanks!

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  • What a fragrant and tasty sounding pastry – I think its worth using at times other than christmas too! Thanks for sharing.

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