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Clementine and walnut streusel topped mince pies

15 November 2021

Spicy, fruity mince pies with a crunchy walnut and clementine topping.

Clementine and walnut streusel topped mince pies
Clementine and walnut streusel topped mince pies

Preparation time

1 hour

Cooking time

30 minutes

Serves

12

Ingredients

For the mince pies

  • 300g plain flour
  • 2 tbsp icing sugar
  • 150g unsalted butter, cold and cubed
  • 3 tbsp cold water
  • Jar of mincemeat

For the clementine and walnut topping

  • 50g plain flour
  • 50g butter
  • 50g chopped walnuts
  • 75g light brown sugar
  • Zest of 1 clementine

Method

1. To make the pastry, combine the flour and icing sugar in a mixing bowl, add the butter and work in with your fingers until a crumb consistency is achieved.

2. Add in the water and bring together to form a dough. Wrap in cling film and pop in the fridge to rest for at least an hour.

3. Once the dough has rested, roll out to a 5mm thickness and cut out 9cm rounds.

4. Push the rounds into the cavities of a muffin or fairy cake tin, dock with a fork and then place back into the fridge for 15 minutes to chill.

5. While the pastry cases are chilling, preheat your oven to 180°C.

6. Once chilled, remove the cases from the fridge, spoon a tablespoon of mincemeat into each.

7. In a mixing bowl, rub the flour and butter together with your fingertips until a crumb consistency is achieved before gently working in the light brown sugar and chopped walnuts and clementine zest.

8. Spoon 2 tsp of streusel mixture on top of each mincemeat filled pastry case and bake in the oven for 25-30 minutes until golden.

9. Allow to cool until just warm, dust with icing sugar and serve.

Our thanks to Carr’s Flour for providing this recipe, you can find out more information on their website. The full range is available to order from their online shop.

Visit our Christmas recipes section for even more festive ideas, including even more Christmas baking ideas as well as alternatives to turkey and Christmas dessert inspiration

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