Mini Mince Pies

Mini Mince Pies

Serves: 12 people (24 mini pies)
Total Time: 10 hours 40 minutes
Mini Mince Pies


For the Dough:
  • 1 ½ cups of All Purpose Flour
  • 5 tablespoons of Unsalted Butter, cold and cut into small cubes
  • ¼ cup of Star Fine Foods' Agreena Shortening, cold
  • ½ teaspoon of Salt
  • 4 tablespoons of Confectioner Sugar
  • Zest of One Small Orange
  • About 4 to 5 Tbsp Orange Juice
For the Filling:
  • ½ cup of Dark Raisins
  • ½ cup of Golden Raisins
  • ½ cup of Dried Cranberries
  • 1/2 cup of Currants
  • ¾ cup of Brown Sugar
  • 1 ½ teaspoon of Pumpkin Pie Spice
  • Zest and Juice of One Orange
  • Zest and Juice of One Lemon
  • ¼ cup of Brandy
  • ½ teaspoon of Vanilla Extract
  • 2 tablespoons of Unsalted Butter
  • ¾ cup of Apple Juice


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  1. Make Filling: Place all ingredients for the filling in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium and allow to simmer for about 20 minutes or until the apples are tender and the dried fruit is soft. Let it cool completely! 
  2. Make the Pastry: Place the flour, salt, and confectioner sugar in a food processor, pulse until they are mixed through.
  3. Add the cubed butter and Star Fine Foods' Agreena shortening and pulse about 10 or 12 times, just enough time for the fat to be distributed through and its size resembles the size of peas.
  4. Add the juice pulsing constantly until the dough comes together.
  5. Wrap it in plastic wrap and stick it in the fridge for around an hour.
  6. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
  7. Grease mini muffin tin well with nonstick spray.
  8. Roll the dough out on a floured surface and using a 3” cookie cutter, cut out the rounds.
  9. Fit them into mini muffin tin and gather up all the leftover dough. Roll it out once again and cut more pieces as needed. Using a small snowflake cutter, cut little pieces out of the leftover pieces of dough.
  10. Fill the pastry shells with about ½ tbsp of the filling and top it with the little cutout.
  11. Brush the tops with egg wash and bake them for about 20 minutes or until golden brown.
  12. Allow to cool completely and dust with confectioner sugar.