Easy mince pies with crunchy crumble tops

Mince pies recipe for 4 - 8 people, takes only 22 mins; recipe has fruit, apricot jam, brandy, plain flour, butter, egg yolk, plain flour, icing sugar, butter and almond.

Easy mince pies with crunchy crumble tops

Easy mince pies with crunchy crumble tops

Recipe by Chef Soomro Course: Mince pies

4 - 8

Prep time

25 mins


  • Butter: 100g butter, cut into cubes
  • Almond: 50g whole almond, roughly chopped
  • Plain Flour: 200g plain flour
  • Egg Yolk: 1 egg yolk
  • Brandy: 25ml brandy
  • Icing Sugar: 25g icing sugar, plus extra for dusting
  • Fruit: 300g dried mixed fruit
  • Apricot Jam: 200g apricot jam


  1. Put the dried fruit and jam in a small pan, heat until melted together, then stir in the brandy and cool. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6.
  2. For the pastry, set aside 2 tbsp flour and put the rest plus the butter in a food processor. Whizz until there are no lumps of butter. Pulse in the egg yolk, followed by a tbsp of water at a time, until the dough comes together - you'll probably need 2 tbsp. (If you don't have a food processor, rub butter into the flour with your fingers, then stir in the yolk and water with a round-bladed knife.) Use the reserved flour to roll out the pastry to just over the thickness of a PS1 coin. Stamp circles with an 8cm cutter and press into holes of a bun tin - you should get 15 from re-rolling the trimmings.
  3. Divide the fruit amongst the pies, then bake for 5 mins while you rub together all the crumble ingredients with your fingers. Top each pie with crumble, then return to the oven for 15 mins until pastry and crumble are golden. Eat warm or cold dusted with icing sugar.