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Mince pie dumplings

Whip up some incredibly quick and easy mince pies this Christmas – you don’t even need a tin!

Ingredients

For the filling
To serve

Preparation method

  1. Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4.

  2. For the pastry, rub the flour, butter and turmeric together with your fingertips until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs. Gradually add the water to bring the dough together. Roll into a ball, wrap in cling film and chill in the fridge for 20 minutes.

  3. Roll out the dough on a floured work surface to the thickness of a pound coin and cut out 7.5cm/3in circles using a cookie cutter.

  4. For the filling, mix the mincemeat, orange zest and sherry together in a bowl.

  5. Hold one pastry circle in your hands and put a spoonful of the filling mixture in the middle. Crimp the edges together and lay on a baking sheet. Repeat the process with the remaining pastry and filling.

  6. Brush the mince pie dumplings with egg wash and bake in the oven for 15 minutes or until golden-brown.

  7. Serve with clotted cream, dusted with cinnamon and nutmeg.

Less than 30 mins preparation time

10 to 30 mins cooking time

Makes 15-20

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