Thermomix Gluten Free Fruit Mince Pies

by Katrina - The Organised Housewife

Fruit Mince Pies are a staple over Winter and Christmas.  Drizzled with custard and a dollop of icecream, I’m set for the evening. Hope you enjoy these Thermomix Gluten Free Fruit Mince Pies.

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Thermomix Fruit Mince Pies

  • Author: Katrina Springer
  • Prep Time: 30 mins
  • Cook Time: 1 hour 15 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hour 45 mins
  • Yield: 24 1x

Ingredients

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Pastry

  • 60 g blanched almonds
  • 60 g coconut flour
  • 80 g arrowroot flour, plus extra for dusting
  • 140 g buckwheat flour
  • 160 g unsalted butter, chilled
  • 50 g caster sugar
  • 1 tsp natural vanilla extract
  • 50 g water
  • 2 egg yolks

Filling

  • 1 Granny Smith apple, peeled, cored and cut into quarters
  • 40 g soft dark brown sugar
  • 100 g dried cranberries
  • 100 g raisins
  • 50 g currants
  • 30 g mixed peel
  • 40 g dried blueberries
  • ½ lemon, zest (no white pith) and juice
  • ½ orange, zest (no white pith) and juice
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp ground cloves
  • ½ tsp ground nutmeg
  • 60 g brandy
  • unsalted butter, for greasing
  • arrowroot flour, for dusting
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten, for brushing
  • pure icing sugar, for dusting

Instructions

Pastry

  1. Place almonds into mixing bowl and mill 10 sec/speed 7.
  2. Add all remaining pastry ingredients, except water and egg yolks, and mix 6 sec/speed 6, or until mixture resembles breadcrumbs.
  3. Add water and egg yolks and knead 30 sec to form a dough.
  4. Transfer dough onto a silicone bread mat or floured work surface and shape into a ball. Wrap in plastic wrap and place into refrigerator to rest for a minimum of 30 minutes. Clean and dry mixing bowl.

Filling

  1. Place apple into mixing bowl and chop 6 sec/speed 4. Transfer into a bowl and set aside.
  2. Place all remaining filling ingredients, except butter, arrowroot flour, egg and icing sugar, into mixing bowl and Turbo/1 sec/5 times.
  3. Add reserved apple and combine 10 sec/ /speed 2.
  4. Transfer into a sealable jar or bottle and place into refrigerator until ready to use (see Tips).
  5. Preheat oven to 180°C. Grease 2 × 12-hole muffin trays and set aside.
  6. Remove pastry from refrigerator and divide into 2 equal portions. Place 1 portion of dough between 2 sheets of baking paper and roll out thinly (3 mm thickness), dusting with arrowroot flour as needed to prevent sticking. Using a round scone or cookie cutter (7 cm), cut pastry into 24 discs, and use to line prepared trays.
  7. Place remaining dough between 2 sheets of baking paper and roll out thinly (3 mm thickness), dusting with arrowroot flour as needed to prevent sticking. Using a scone or cookie cutter (6 cm) for lids, cut out an additional 24 discs.
  8. Spoon 2 heaping teaspoons of mince filling into each lined mould. Brush underneath each lid with beaten egg and place over mince filling. Push down gently to seal edges. Transfer into refrigerator for 10 minutes. Brush lids with a little beaten egg and cut a small slit for the steam to escape. Bake for 15 minutes (180°C), or until golden.
  9. Leave tarts in tin to cool for 5 minutes. Dust with icing sugar and serve warm, or cool completely and transfer into a sealable container until ready to serve (see Tips).

Notes

To make your own buckwheat flour, place 250 g buckwheat into mixing bowl and mill 2 min/speed 10.

You can make fruit mince up to 6 months in advance and store in a sealable jar or bottle in the refrigerator.

Store pies in a sealable container for up to 3 days in a cool, dry place.

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This recipe was provided by and published with approval by Thermomix Australia. 

This recipe is an extract from the new Thermomix cookbook Good food, gluten free which is filled with 100 delicious recipes from pastries and fresh pasta through to lamingtons. Cooking with a Thermomix is the choice of thousands of Australians adhering to specialist diets. It enables users to have complete control of what goes into their food because the Thermomix supports the process of cooking from scratch. In the cookbook there are a few Christmas recipes as well as treats and whole meals. Check out all the recipe in this cookbook here. 

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2 comments

sonic December 22, 2016 - 6:59 AM

step 8 ….. transfer into …………. goes all weird until ……refrigerator

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Jane Wilson @ Modern Housewives December 23, 2016 - 1:36 AM

They look very delicious! I am usually a fan of everything chocolate, but I will definitely try those. The filling recipe seems somewhat complicated, but I’m sure that we’ll crack it 🙂 How many pies did you get from the products you mentioned?

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