It wouldn’t quite be Christmas without some mince pies, on this occasion, I’m making crumble topped mince pies.
Starting with a delicious buttery pastry case, which is generously filled with mincemeat and topped with a sweet and crunchy crumble topping – what’s not to like?
Although its not quite the traditional version of a mince pie, its quite a welcome addition. In the past I have made a traditional mince pie and chocolate mince pies – they may sound weird but trust me, they work well.
I know you may be thinking that mincemeat as a sweet treat, really? It’s not ground beef, don’t worry (although many years ago it may have been) its a sweeter version made with a mixture of dried fruit thats been soaked and allowed to develop into the tasty mixture it becomes.
Anyway, lets get started, shall we?
90g granulated sugar.
375g plain flour.
Pinch of salt.
Jar of mincemeat – shop bought or homemade.
75g granulated sugar.
75g demerara sugar.
100g plain flour.
1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon.
Before you get started on any element of the recipe, you’ll want to do some prep work. I like to start by weighing up all of my ingredients, preheating the oven to 180˚c/350˚f and getting any equipment you may need, such as a food processor.
To start, make your pastry. I have a recipe already for the pastry – so I’ll leave a link here.
Once your pastry has chilled in the fridge for at least 30 minutes, you can use it. Lightly flour your work surface and roll out the pastry until its around 5mm thick, then cut out rounds with a plain or scalloped edge round cookie cutter. Make sure you have 12 – this should be the perfect amount.
Take a clean muffin pan and carefully press each round into the shape of the muffin pan, trim away any excess (if you do it properly, there shouldn’t be any excess). Its a little fiddly to start with but once you get started, you’ll be alright.
Fill each of the pastry cases generously with the mincemeat filling leaving a little room for the crumble topping.
Chill the filled cases in the fridge while you make the crumble topping.
For the crumble topping, take a food processor and place in all of the crumble ingredients, blitz until combined – there should be a mix of bigger and smaller lumps. Transfer the mixture into a bowl and add the oats, stir everything together.
Spoon the crumble mixture on top of each mince pie, pressing down to compress them a little. Repeat for the remainder of your mince pies.
Place the try into your preheated oven and bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown.
Allow to cool and enjoy,
That’s all for today guys, I hope you enjoyed. If you did, don’t forget to share this recipe with your family and friends and enjoy it. I’ll be back soon with another blog post and YouTube video, so join me then. In the meanwhile, don’t forget to check out my other social’s – Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, TikTok, Twitter and YouTube. The YouTube tutorial will be linked down below.