Wednesday 15 December 2021

Topped mince pies - Recipe.

Mince pies are one of my favourite treats over Christmas. We buy them ready made and we do love to make them too but this year we might be trying something different with a recipe that I was sent.

Be spoilt for choice with these incredible assorted mince pies including Frangipane and Clementine and Walnut Streusel toppings and add a new level of decadence to the much-loved mince pie.

Topped mince pies

To make basic mince pies:
Makes 12

300g plain flour
2 tbsp icing sugar
150g unsalted butter, cold and cubed
3 tbsp cold water
Jar of mincemeat

1. To make the pastry, combine the flour and icing sugar in a mixing bowl, add the butter and work in with your fingers until a crumb consistency is achieved.
2. Add in the water and bring together to form a dough. Wrap in cling film and pop in the fridge to rest for at least an hour.
3. Once the dough has rested, roll out to a 5mm thickness and cut out 9cm rounds.
4. Push the rounds into the cavities of a muffin or fairy cake tin, dock with a fork and then place back into the fridge for 15 minutes to chill. 
5. While the pastry cases are chilling, preheat your oven to 180°C.
6. Once chilled, remove the cases from the fridge, spoon a tablespoon of mincemeat into each, add your topping of choice (see below) and bake in the oven for 25-30 minutes until golden.
7. Remove and allow to cool.
8. Dust with icing sugar and serve.


Frangipane (makes enough for 12):

Frangipane mince pies

50g butter
50g caster sugar
75g ground almonds
1 egg 
2 tbsp plain flour
Flaked almonds, to decorate

You can also add a handful of dried cranberries & orange zest.

1. Combine all of the ingredients apart from the flaked almonds either by hand or with an electric mixer to form a smooth paste.
2. Spoon 2 tsp of the paste on top of each mincemeat filled pastry case and spread evenly. 
3. Top with flaked almonds (or more dried cranberries) and bake as directed above.
4. Allow to cool until just warm, dust with icing sugar and serve.

Clementine & Walnut Streusel (makes enough for 12):

Clementine & Walnut Streusel mince pies

50g plain flour
50g butter
50g chopped walnuts
75g light brown sugar
Zest of 1 clementine

1. In a mixing bowl, rub the flour and butter together with your fingertips until a crumb consistency is achieved before gently working in the light brown sugar and chopped walnuts and clementine zest.
2. Spoon 2 tsp of streusel mixture on top of each mincemeat filled pastry case and bake as directed above.
3. Allow to cool until just warm, dust with icing sugar and serve.

Recipe shared belongs to Carr’s Flour, you can find out more information on their website. The full range is available to order from their online shop.

1 comment :

  1. Ooh, I like these ideas, I don't think I've ever had mince pies with extra topping. I would really like the frangipane, and hubby loves walnuts so he'd be keen on that version no doubt. Not many days left now for Christmas baking this year, but I will keep these in mind, thank you x #MMBC