Home-made mince pie recipe with luxury mincemeat and almonds.
The Mince Pie Extraordinaire
1 pack Specially Selected Ready Rolled Shortcrust Pastry
250g Specially Selected Luxury Mincemeat
70g Perfect for Baking Spread
70g Caster Sugar
½ tsp Almond Essence
1 medium Egg
40g Self Raising Flour
50g Ground Almonds
20g Flaked Almonds
Butter to grease the tray
Pre-heat the oven to 190°C/375°F/Gas Mark 5.
Lightly grease a 12-hole shallow non-stick bun tray.
Put the flour, sugar, baking spread, ground almonds, almond essence and egg into a food processor and process to a smooth paste.
Unroll the pastry. Cut 12 circles with an 8cm plain cutter.
Gently press the pastry circles into the bun tray holes.
Divide the mincemeat between the pastry circles.
Top with the almond paste.
Sprinkle over some flaked almonds.
Bake in the oven for 25 minutes.
Allow to cool slightly in the tin before taking out.