Chocolate orange brownie mince pies recipe

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makes: 8
Skill: easy
Cost: cheap
Prep: 15 min
Cooking: 20 min
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  • That’s right a brownie and a mince pie – combined! The rich, orange-infused chocolate sponge brings a lovely new flavour to your traditional mince pies. The fruity twist to the brownie allows the sponge and mincemeat to blend together beautifully. Isn’t everything made better with a little chocolate?

    Ingredients

    • 215g ready made shortcrust pastry
    • 125g ready made mincemeat
    • For the brownie mix
    • 100g dark chocolate
    • 50g unsalted butter
    • 125g caster sugar
    • 2 large eggs, beaten
    • 1tsp vanilla essence
    • 40g plain flour
    • 30g cocoa powder
    • Zest and juice of one medium orange
    • You will also need
    • :
    • A large scalloped cookie cutter

    Method

    • Heat the oven to 180°C/350°F/Gas Mark 4.

    • Grease a muffin tin and cut large circles of pastry with your cookie cutter. Press the circles of pastry gently into the muffin tray and place in the fridge.

    • To make the brownie mix, melt the chocolate in the microwave in short bursts, stirring in between, then allow to cool.

    • In a large bowl, add the sugar to the butter and mix until light and fluffy.

    • Gradually add in the egg, beating after each addition. Add the vanilla essence and orange zest and juice.

    • Stir through the melted chocolate then add the flour and cocoa powder. Stir gently until combined.

    • Remove the pastry rounds from the fridge and spoon a small amount (around 1tsp) of mincemeat to the bottom of each round of pastry.

    • Top the mincemeat with a large spoonful of brownie mix, making sure you don’t fill it right to the top of the pastry.

    • Place in the oven and bake for around 20 mins until the brownie is firm to the touch and the pastry is golden.

    • Serve slightly warm with a little cream.

    Top tip for making Chocolate orange brownie mince pies

    For a ligher bite you could try a blondie mixture with cranberries

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