Gluten Free Star Mince Tarts
These Star Mince Tarts are an alternative take on the traditional mince pie with cute little star-shaped pastry tops. These tarts are perfect for festive gatherings to share with friends and family.
Credited to: FREEE
- 200g FREEE Plain White Flour*
- 25g icing sugar
- ½ tsp FREEE Xanthan Gum*
- 100g butter (or vegan butter)
- 1 egg
- 1-2 tbsp cold water
- 200g mincemeat*
- 1 tbsp apricot jam, warmed
- flour, for dusting
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- Preheat the oven to 180°C, Fan 160°C, 350°F, Gas 4. Measure the flour, sugar and xanthan gum into a bowl, stir to combine and sieve it into a mixing bowl.
- Add the butter and using a fork or pastry blender, work the butter into the flour until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs. Avoid using your fingers for this.
- Break the egg into the bowl and stir in enough of the water to bring the pastry easily together into a soft, slightly sticky ball of dough.
- Cover and rest the pastry for 15 minutes.
- Rub some butter around the insides of a 12-hole tart tray and pre-heat the oven.
- Cut off a third of the dough and leave it to continue resting.
- Dust the work surface with flour, put the larger piece of dough in the middle and sprinkle it with flour.
- Roll out the pastry until it is the thickness of a pound coin.
- Select a pastry cutter or cup a little bigger than the holes of the tart tray and press it into the dough to make circles. Lift the circles on to the prepared tray.
- Put a teaspoon of mincemeat in the centre of each tart.
- Roll the remaining pastry on the flour dusted surface and press the star cutter into the dough to make star shapes.
- Gently place these over the mincemeat.
- Bake for 25 minutes.
- Remove the tart tray from the oven and brush the pastry stars with a little apricot jam before cooking for a further 5 minutes.