Easy mince pies with crunchy crumble tops

Easy mince pies with crunchy crumble tops

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  • Easy
  • 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

  • Freezable
Nutrition: per pie
HighlightNutrientUnit
kcal266
fat11g
saturates6g
carbs38g
sugars24g
fibre1g
protein3g
low insalt0.2g
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Ingredients

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

For the pastry

For the crunchy crumble

Method

  • STEP 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.

  • STEP 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.

  • STEP 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.

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