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Mini Mince Pies Recipe

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These Mini Mince Pies are the perfect dessert for your Christmas celebration.
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15-18 servings SERVINGS

Ingredients

  • 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 2/3 cup butter, softened
  • 2 tablespoons grated orange zest
  • 1/4 cup ice water
  • 3/4 cup mincemeat pie filling
  • 1 egg, beaten

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • In a large bowl, sift together the flour, powdered sugar, and cinnamon. Cut in the butter with a pastry blender until fine crumbs form. Stir in orange zest. Sprinkle in water, and gather dough into a ball.
  • On a lightly floured surface, roll dough out to 1/4-inch thickness. Cut out an equal number of 3-inch circles and 2-inch circles.
  • Line muffin cups or tart pans with 3-inch pastry circles. Add about 1 tablespoon mincemeat filling to each, and top with 2-inch pastry circles, pinching to seal edges. Cut a small "x" or a star design in the top of each, and brush lightly with egg.
  • Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, or until light golden brown.
  • Cool slightly on a wire rack, and dust with additional powdered sugar just before serving.
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