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recipe image Mini Brandy Mince Pies

Mini Brandy Mince Pies

Mini Brandy Mince Pies

Christmas isn't Christmas without mince pies; put a spin on a classic with these mini mince pies with a tasty brandy kick.

Christmas isn't Christmas without mince pies; put a spin on a classic with these mini mince pies with a tasty brandy kick.

  • Prep time
    30 minutes
  • Cooking time
    20 minutes
  • Servings
    30
  • Difficulty
    Easy

Ingredients

Pastry
  • 125g Stork with Butter
  • 225g plain flour, sieved
  • 20g caster sugar
  • Zest of ½ orange
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
Filling
  • 225g mincemeat
Brand spread
  • 75g icing sugar
  • 75g Stork with Butter
  • Zest of ½ orange
  • 1-2 dessertspoons brandy

      Instructions

      how_make
      1. Rub Stork into flour until mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs.
      2. Mix in sugar and orange zest, add orange juice and mix with a palette knife to a firm dough.
      3. Knead lightly, wrap and chill in refrigerator for 15 minutes.
      4. Roll out the dough and cut into rounds with a fluted or plain cutter a little larger than the mini patty tins. Line patty tins.
      5. Fill each pie with a level teaspoonful of mincemeat.
      6. Bake in preheated oven 190ºC, 170ºC fan, Gas mark 5 for 15-20 minutes.
      7. For the brandy spread, mix the Stork and icing sugar with the orange zest until smooth then gradually add the brandy. Chill until firm then pipe onto the mincepies.