Simple mince pies with crunchy sprinkles

We introduce you to our delicious recipe for simple mince pies with crunchy sprinkles! These irresistible individual pies offer a delicious twist on the traditional mince pie. You’ll love how they make clever use of everyday staples like nuts and dried fruit, making them both practical and delicious. Not only are they a fantastic way to avoid food waste, but they are also incredibly easy on your budget. Treat yourself and your loved ones to these delicious sweet treats and enjoy the perfect harmony of flavors and textures!

Ingredients

  • 300g dried mixed fruits
  • 200g apricot jam
  • 25 ml brandy
  • 200g plain flour
  • 100g butter, cut into cubes
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 100g plain flour
  • 25g powdered sugar, plus a little sugar for dusting
  • 50g butter, cut into cubes
  • 50g whole almonds, roughly chopped

Preparation steps

  1. Place the dried fruit and jam in a small saucepan, heat until melted, then stir in the brandy and allow to cool. Preheat oven to 200°C/180°C fan/gas 6.
  2. For the dough, set aside 2 tablespoons of flour and put the rest into a food processor along with the butter. Stir until there are no lumps of butter left. Add the egg yolks, then add water a tablespoon at a time until the dough comes together. You will probably need 2 tablespoons. (If you don’t have a food processor, rub the flour with butter using your fingers, then stir in the egg yolks and water with a round-bladed knife.) Roll out the dough with the reserved flour until slightly thicker a £1 coin. Punch out circles with an 8cm cutter and press them into the holes of a bun tin. By re-rolling the scraps you should get 15 circles.
  3. Divide the fruit among the cakes, then bake for 5 minutes while rubbing all the streusel ingredients together with your fingers.
  4. Top each cake with sprinkles, then return to the oven for 15 minutes, until the batter and sprinkles are golden brown. Eat warm or cold dusted with powdered sugar.

Nutritional Information

kcalfatsaturatescarbohydratesSugarfiberproteinSalt
266 11g 6g 38g 24g 1g 3g 0.2g

Equipment and tools

To make these easy mince pies with crunchy crumbles you will need the following equipment and tools:

  • mixing bowl
  • rolling pin
  • Cake pan or muffin tin
  • baking paper
  • Knife or dough cutter
  • baking tray

Allergen information

Please note the following allergen information before making these mince pies:

  • Contains gluten (from flour)
  • Contains dairy products (from butter)
  • Contains egg (from egg yolk)
  • Contains nuts (from almonds)

Storage and leftovers

Once you’ve baked and enjoyed these delicious mince pies, here’s how to properly store leftovers:

Storage:

  1. Allow the mince pies to cool completely.
  2. Place them in an airtight container or wrap them tightly in aluminum foil.
  3. Store in a cool, dry place or refrigerator.

Durability:

The mince pies can be kept for up to 3-4 days.

Warm up:

  1. Preheat your oven to 180°C (350°F).
  2. Place the mince pies on a baking tray and warm in the oven for 5-10 minutes.
  3. If necessary, dust with powdered sugar before serving.

Note: Warm-up time may vary. So keep an eye on them to avoid burns.

Dried mixed fruits 300g
Apricot jam 200g
Brandy 25ml
Plain flour 100g + 100g
Butter (cut into cubes) 100g + 50g
Egg yolk 1
Powdered sugar (plus a little sugar for dusting) 25 g
Whole almonds (coarsely chopped) 50g
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Health benefits of simple mince pies with crunchy sprinkles

When it comes to holiday traditions, few treats are as popular as mince pies. These easy mince pies with crunchy crumbles are not only delicious but also offer several health benefits. Packed with a mix of dried fruits, apricot jam and whole almonds, these cakes are a nutritious and filling snack that everyone can enjoy during the festive season.

1. Rich in fiber

The dried mixed fruits used in these mince pies are an excellent source of fiber. Fiber plays a crucial role in maintaining a healthy digestive system, preventing constipation, and regulating blood sugar levels. Including fiber in your diet can also help lower cholesterol and reduce the risk of heart disease.

2. Nutrient-rich fruits

The dried mixed fruits are not only delicious but also a nutritious addition to these cakes. It contains a number of vitamins and minerals including vitamin C, vitamin K, potassium and antioxidants. Such nutrients contribute to overall health, strengthen the immune system and help fight oxidative stress caused by free radicals.

3. Natural sweetness

The apricot jam used in this recipe gives the mince pies a natural sweetness. Unlike refined sugar, natural fructose is released into the bloodstream more slowly, preventing sudden spikes in blood sugar. This makes these mince pies a better choice for people who want to control their blood sugar levels or control their overall sugar intake.

4. Healthy fats from almonds

Adding whole almonds to the streusel topping not only adds a delicious crunch, but also provides healthy fats. Almonds are a great source of monounsaturated fats, which can help lower cholesterol and reduce the risk of heart disease. They also contain vitamin E, magnesium and protein, making them a nutritious ingredient.

5. Made from whole wheat flour

Wholemeal flour is used for the cake base, which contains more fiber, vitamins and minerals compared to refined flour. It also generally has a lower glycemic index, meaning it has less of an impact on blood sugar levels. Choosing whole wheat flour instead of refined flour is a healthier option that promotes better digestion and helps maintain stable energy levels.

Given these health benefits, enjoying these Easy Mince Pies with Crunchy Crumble Tops can be a guilt-free treat during the holidays. Whether you enjoy them as a snack or share them with friends and family, these delicious treats offer a combination of festive flavors and nutritious ingredients.

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