Easy mince pies with crunchy crumble tops

Easy mince pies with crunchy crumble tops

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Cooking time

Prep: 25 mins Cook: 22 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Makes 15

These individual pies with a twist are great for using up storecupboard staples such as nuts and dried fruit, they're budget-friendly too

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Freezable
Nutrition info

Nutrition per pie

kcalories
266
protein
3g
carbs
38g
fat
11g
saturates
6g
fibre
1g
sugar
24g
salt
0.2g

Ingredients

  • 300g dried mixed fruit
  • 200g apricot jam
  • 25ml brandy

For the pastry

  • 200g plain flour
  • 100g butter, cut into cubes
  • 1 egg yolk

For the crunchy crumble

  • 100g plain flour
  • 25g icing sugar, plus extra for dusting
  • 50g butter, cut into cubes
  • 50g whole almonds, roughly chopped

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Method

  1. Put the dried fruit and jam in a small pan, heat until melted together, then stir in the brandy and cool. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6.
  2. For the pastry, set aside 2 tbsp flour and put the rest plus the butter in a food processor. Whizz until there are no lumps of butter. Pulse in the egg yolk, followed by a tbsp of water at a time, until the dough comes together – you’ll probably need 2 tbsp. (If you don’t have a food processor, rub butter into the flour with your fingers, then stir in the yolk and water with a round-bladed knife.) Use the reserved flour to roll out the pastry to just over the thickness of a £1 coin. Stamp circles with an 8cm cutter and press into holes of a bun tin – you should get 15 from re-rolling the trimmings.
  3. Divide the fruit amongst the pies, then bake for 5 mins while you rub together all the crumble ingredients with your fingers. Top each pie with crumble, then return to the oven for 15 mins until pastry and crumble are golden. Eat warm or cold dusted with icing sugar.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, January 2012

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homesick's picture

i was going to grab a quiet feet up afternoon, but these have to be tried... Who says cooking doesnt keep you fit....ha ha ....
merry christmas....

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These were easy to make and the fruit filling was lovely, a good way to use leftover dried fruit. I did find the topping a little powdery so maybe I had made it too fine!! Will definitely make them again as the whole family loved them!

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