Gluten Free Mince Pies Recipe

by Becky | Posted in Christmas

I love a mince pie at any time of the year but especially at Christmas. This easy gluten free mince pies recipe really delivers on that festive flavour.

So kick back, grab your apron and get cooking this old seasonal favourite. This recipe makes about 12 mince pies.

gluten free mince pies

Gluten Free Mince Pies Ingredients – What do you need?

  • 200g (7 ounces) gluten free plain flour
  • 125g (4.5 ounces) unsalted butter cubed.
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar.
  • zest of two clementines.
  • 250 g Jar of gluten-free mincemeat (most supermarkets now sell this).
  • 1-2 tbsp Brandy (optional).
  • 30g (1ounce) toasted almonds.
  • 50g (2 ounces) dried cranberries.

Gluten Free Mince Pies Instructions – What do you do?

  1. Rub the butter into the flour until it looks like breadcrumbs.
  2. Add the sugar, half the clementine zest and two tbsp of cold water, mix until the dough comes together adding more water if needed.
  3. Chill dough in the fridge for 30 minutes, wrapped in clingfilm.
  4. Preheat oven to gas 6, 200 c, fan 180 c.
  5. In a bowl mix the mincemeat, rest of the clementine zest, brandy (if using), almonds and cranberries.
  6. Roll out dough to about 2-3 mm thick. Cut out 12 mince pie bases and add to a greased 12-hole pie tin.
  7. Put 1 large tsp of mincemeat into each pastry case.
  8. Cut out stars and place onto of the mincemeat, brush with a little milk and sprinkle with sugar.
  9. Bake for 15-18 minutes until golden brown.
  10. Transfer to a wire cooler rack and when cold sprinkle with icing sugar and serve…

Gluten Free Mince Pies tips

Here are some tips to help you make the most out of this recipe:

Avoid Cross-Contamination

If you’re preparing the mince pies in a kitchen that is not entirely gluten free, take precautions to avoid cross-contamination. Use separate utensils, cutting boards, and cooking surfaces to prevent gluten from coming into contact with the ingredients.