I have perfected my mince pie recipe and you must give it a go! For the pastry I made a sweet shortcrust and added the zest of an orange to it which makes the most delicious pastry. I add cranberries soaked in orange juice and zest to the bought mincemeat and it results in delicious mince pies, you will never buy another one in a shop again!
For the sweet shortcrust pastry:
150g plain flour
100g chilled and cubed butter
2tbsps icing sugar
1 medium egg
Zest and juice of an orange
1/2 jar mincemeat of your choice
30g dried cranberries
Combine pastry ingredients in a food processor until it comes together adding a small amount of water if needed.
Wrap in cling film and chill in fridge for at least an hour to allow the pastry to relax. Soak the cranberries in the orange juice for this time and then add to the mincemeat with some more orange zest.