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  • 9th Dec 2022
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Chocolate orange mince pies

A delicious twist on a classic mince pie recipe.


Chocolate Orange Mincemeat

25 g (1oz) dark chocolate chips

125 g (4oz) mixed dried fruit

25 g (1oz) dried cherries

3 tbsp.marmalade

½ large Cox’s apple, coarsely grated

1 tsp.ground mixed spice

1 tbsp.cream sherry

For the mince pies

Flour, to dust

350 (12oz) shortcrust pastry

1 batch chocolate orange mincemeat, as above

1 medium egg, beaten

Icing sugar, to dust



Preheat oven to 190°C (170°C fan) mark 5.

Roll out pastry on a floured surface until it’s 3mm (⅛in) thick.

Stamp out 12 rounds using an 8cm (3¼in) fluted cutter and line a 12-hole bun tin.

Divide mincemeat among pastry cases.

Re-roll pastry and stamp out lids.

Top each pie with a lid and brush with beaten egg.

Bake for 12-15min until golden. Leave in tins for 3min, then transfer to a wire rack to cool.

Serve warm or at room temperature with a dusting of icing sugar.


Recipe credit: Good Housekeeping

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