My brother taught me this recipe, and I love it so I decided to share this wonderful recipe with you.

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Ingredients

18
Original recipe yields 18 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

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  • Sift together the flour, 1/4 cup confectioners' sugar, and cinnamon. Use a pastry cutter or two forks to mix in the butter until mixture resembles fine bread crumbs. Stir in the orange zest. Sprinkle with ice water, and gather dough into a ball. Roll out on a lightly floured surface to 1/4 inch thick. Cut out approximately 18 (3 inch) diameter circles, and 18 (2 inch) circles, rerolling dough as needed.

  • Line muffin cups or tart tins using the 3 inch pastry circles. Fill each pastry cup with about 1 tablespoon of mincemeat filling. Top with 2 inch pastry circles, pinching circles together to seal the edges. Brush the top of each pie with egg.

  • Bake pies in preheated oven until tops are golden brown, 15 to 20 minutes. Cool slightly on wire racks. Dust with 1/4 cup confectioners' sugar just before serving.

Nutrition Facts

145 calories; 7.5 g total fat; 28 mg cholesterol; 79 mg sodium. 18.4 g carbohydrates; 1.7 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
12/23/2008
These were so easy to make and had a lovely flavour to them. The only thing I did differently was use chilled pure orange juice instead of water for the pastry. Two trays of these were gone in three hours at my work so they were definately a bit hit! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/23/2008
These were so easy to make and had a lovely flavour to them. The only thing I did differently was use chilled pure orange juice instead of water for the pastry. Two trays of these were gone in three hours at my work so they were definately a bit hit! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/23/2008
These were so easy to make and had a lovely flavour to them. The only thing I did differently was use chilled pure orange juice instead of water for the pastry. Two trays of these were gone in three hours at my work so they were definately a bit hit! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/21/2007
WOW! These are the best!!! The orange and cinnamon just add that special tasty something. Even the neighbours were impressed! I will definately be making these again and again. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe:D Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/23/2008
These were really lovely as is. I was generous with my orange zest and cinnamon. The next time I make these I want to try using ice cold orange juice instead of water for extra flavour in the crust. I made them as a tart with a heart-shaped crust top. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/06/2009
These were fantastic! Great flavour with the pastry. I also topped some with a streusel topping (one I use for blueberry muffins on this site) and that was good too as it complimented the cinnamon in the pastry. All eaten very quickly! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/06/2009
Great recipe...I also used orange juice in place of water in the pastry. Thanks for sharing the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/18/2011
I made these for my husbands family who love mince meat. They all loved them. My husband wants me to make him more for his birthday. This really was a wonderful recipe. Thank you! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/14/2011
I really liked these. Yummy! In fact I couldn't stop eating them! I used fluted rings to cut the dough and I didn't really seal them I just let the tops sit like little hats. Great recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/20/2014
Fabulous crust recipe!!!I will have to triple what I made last Christmas as my British husband eats these pies like pop corn!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/22/2014
Super easy delicious and really tasty. It was a lovely surprise I did not expect this recipe to work for me that much. The orange zest is a must. Enjoy! Read More
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