Frangipane Mince Pies
With the big day just around the corner our house is filled with festive treats…and some boozy ones too! But although you can buy just about anything you want to eat at Christmas time there’s nothing better than a batch of warm homemade Frangipane Mince Pies!
With good quality mincemeat, sweet almond fragipane and sugary crumbly pastry made by your own fair hands you won’t go wrong with a dozen of these delicious little tarts this festive season!
The frangipane mine pie, or ‘Bakewell Mince Pie’ (inspired by one of my favourite cakes) has become a firm festive favourite with everyone I know, and you won’t believe how easy they are to make!
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Bake Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
(makes about 10-12)
For the Sweet Pastry:
- 175g plain flour
- 75g butter, cold and cut into cubes
- 25g icing sugar
- 1 egg
For the Frangipane:
- 50g butter, softened
- 50g caster sugar
- 50g ground almonds
- 1 egg
- 1/2 tbsp plain flour
- 1⁄4 tsp almond extract
…flaked almonds and a Jar of luxury mincemeat!
How To Make Frangipane Mince Pies
- Pre-heat your oven to 200oC or Gas mark 6 and place a muffin tray in there to heat up
- Pastry: Rub together the cold butter with your flour until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs, then add the icing sugar and egg and beat until you get a workable dough (check out my easy pastry tutorial here for some more help!)
- Knead your dough slightly, wrap it in cling film and pop it in the fridge while you make your frangipane filling
- Frangipane: Beat the butter, caster sugar ground almonds, flour, almond extract and eggs together in a deep bowl scraping down the sides as you go and set aside
- Roll out your pastry to 2mm thick and cut out your pies using a scalloped edge cutter as big as you like – I find mine shrinks a little so I cut them pretty big so they come up to the top of my tin
- Spoon one-two teaspoons of luxury mincemeat into your cases and top with a teaspoon of frangipane.
- Sprinkle some flaked almonds on top bake for 15-17 minutes or until your tarts are beautifully golden
I used a small Christmas tree cookie cutter covered with foil to make a little stencil and sprinkled my Frangipane Mince Pies with icing sugar to finish them off!
Serve with a dollop of heavy cream mixed with a spoon of brandy for an extra boozy treat…or enjoy them on their own cold or warm!
Watch My Super Simple Video Tutorial
I told you my Frangipane Mince Pies were easy and they taste delicious too!
Move over Mr Kipling, we’ve got this.
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-Post Updated 3/12/2020-