Three Things; Monday Lunch – Mini Christmas Pies

Mini Christmas Pies

A second recipe today! This one is for the Mini Christmas Pies that we served at our Open Studio Event.

Adding mincemeat to the Christmas pies

Laura invented this hybrid recipe which combines mince pies with Bakewell tarts. To make them you will need…

Mincemeat
Sweet Pastry
Almond cake batter (following Nigella’s Easy Almond Cake recipe)

A mini muffin tin

Adding almond cake topping

Press pastry rounds into the mini muffin tin
Add a scant teaspoon of mincemeat making sure the pastry case is no more than half full.
Top up the cases with almond cake mixture until they are almost full
Bake until the tops are risen and golden and the pastry is cooked.

Mini Christmas Pies

These are totally delicious and just marzipan-y enough. If you are a marzipan fiend like Laura you can add amaretto to your mincemeat and even a marzipan star to the top!