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Frangipane Mince Pies

November 6, 2012

My daughter loves mince pies, the traditional kind with a pastry base and lid. After I had made a batch of those for her I wanted to make something a little different. So I decided to replace the lid with a Frangipane topping.

Pastry
Ingredients:
225g plain flour
Pinch salt
50g lard
50g margarine
Cold water
25g caster sugar

Method:
1. Mix flour, salt and sugar in a bowl and rub in fat with fingertips.
2. Using a knife to cut and stir, mix with cold water to form a stiff dough.
3. Wrap in cling film or freezer bag and place in the fridge to chill for 30 mins.
4. Roll out and use as required.

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Frangipane 

Ingredients:
50g margarine
50g caster sugar
1 egg
50g ground almonds
25g plain flour
1/2 tsp almond essence

Method:
1. Cream together the margarine and caster sugar.
2. Add the egg, almonds, flour and almond essence.

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Pre-heat the oven to 180 degrees celsius and grease a bun tin, or muffin tin for deeper filled pies.

3. Line the tin with circles of pastry and put a teaspoon of mincemeat in each one.
4. Top each one with a teaspoon of frangipane mixture.
5. Bake in the oven for 15 minutes.
6. When cooled dust with icing sugar and enjoy.

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2 Comments
  1. These look absolutely delicious!

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