Several mince pies topped with pastry star and crumble

Gluten-free mince pies

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Prep: 25 mins Cook: 20 mins Plus chilling

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Makes 16

These deliciously crunchy, crumble-topped mince pies cater for gluten-free and egg-free diets. Perfect with a cup of tea or glass of mulled wine

Nutrition and extra info

  • Egg-free
  • Gluten-free

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal175
  • fat21g
  • saturates10g
  • carbs2g
  • sugars11g
  • fibre5g
  • protein1g
  • salt0.01g
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  • 125g unsalted butter, chilled and diced
  • 200g gluten-free flour (we used Doves Farm), plus a little extra for rolling



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  • 1 tbsp icing sugar
  • grated zest 1 orange



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  • 200g gluten-free mincemeat (we used Sainsbury's luxury mincemeat)
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For the crumble topping

  • 25g ground almond
  • 25g flaked almond
  • pinch ground cinnamon
  • 25g unsalted butter, melted
  • 25g soft light brown sugar


  1. To make the pastry, rub the butter into the flour until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs. Add the icing sugar and orange zest. Spoon in 4 tbsp water, mixing with a knife until the dough starts to come together. Knead lightly, flatten into a disc, wrap in cling film and chill for at least 30 mins.

  2. Heat oven to 180C/fan 160C/gas 4. On a lightly floured work surface, roll the pastry out to a 2-3mm thickness. Using a 9-10cm fluted cutter, stamp out discs from the pastry. Re-roll any trimmings and stamp out more discs until the pastry is used up. Line two 8-hole muffin tins with the pastry discs, then fill each pastry shell with 1 heaped tsp mincemeat and spread out to smooth. Can be frozen, uncooked, in trays for up to 1 month.

  3. Combine the crumble ingredients in a small bowl, then sprinkle a little over the top of each mince pie. Bake on the middle shelf of the oven for about 20 mins until the pastry is cooked and golden brown. Cool in the tins for 5 mins, then serve with brandy butter or crème fraîche.

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3rd Dec, 2014
I presume if these can be frozen before baking they can be kept in the fridge overnight before baking? I Hope?
19th Dec, 2013
This is a delicious recipe and easy to make. However, there is a typo in the nutritional info - I think it should read 22g of carbs (if only there were only 2g per serving!). Thanks for a great recipe, will definitely be making these again!
16th Nov, 2013
Great gluten-free pastry. Did the pastry as an experiment but made apple pies - turned out really well. Now looking forward to Christmas for the mince pies.
18th May, 2013
I know I can buy vegetarian mincemeat now bit I always make my own and have many good recipes. I make these late summer and nearer Xmas the maturity seems to allow these to be enjoyed by carnivores too. I no longer bother with 2 types.
28th Nov, 2012
Has anybody receipe for home made gluten free mince meat for mince pies? Also mince meat that would be suitable for Coeliac. I would really appreciate if somebody could help me.
12th Dec, 2011
I am making the pastry today for a friend who follows a gluten free diet. I will then make them on Friday, I have not done gluten free pastry before so I am interested to taste them, will write again.
12th Dec, 2011
I can't speak for the gluten free pastry as I used regular flour, but the crumble topping is great. Crispy and tasty. Will definitely make again.
31st Dec, 2010
If you subsitute 1oz/25g of the plain flour for self-raising flour the pastry is better
31st Jul, 2010
These are fantastic! Tried these for the first time after being diagnsed with a wheat allergy, along with a batch of 'normal' ones for everyone else. Had to fight my way to the wheat free ones as everyone thought they were the best!
4th Oct, 2009
Absolutely delicious! Best mince pies I have ever had. These mince pies are a real winner if you need to be Gluten or not. Gill


8th Oct, 2013
Lovely recipes but im not to have sugar either would the 'total sweet' do as an alternative, its xylitol and safe for candida sufferers.
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