Sponge Topped Mince Pie Recipe

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Just before Christmas we were sent a wonderful hamper of goodies from Baking Mad to inspire us to get in the kitchen and bake at home. Because of the Christmas build up it took me until just after Christmas to actually start baking but LP helped and we had a great time!

Baking with the help Baking Mad and Sponge Topped Mince Pie Recipe!
Ingredients from Baking Mad

Baking Mad has a huge selection of recipes that are great for any occasion – not just through December – and so many different versions of the same recipe too so you can find a classic with a twist or even something completely different. I used the Baking Mad website to give me lots of Christmas baking ideas to create their traditional Mince Pie recipe with sweet shortcrust pastry which turned out fantastically and tasted great.

Baking with the help Baking Mad and Sponge Topped Mince Pie Recipe!
Mini Mince Pies

How do you make Sponge Topped Mince Pies?

At the same time though I took the opportunity to make something that I have wanted to try for a while – Sponge Topped Mince Pies. For these you can either make the pastry and mincemeat yourself or you can cheat for an easy treat and use ready made pastry and mincemeat, making the sponge topping yourself.

Is there an easy mince pie recipe with ready made pastry?

Here’s a simple recipe if you want the easier, cheating version but if you want to create the pastry and mincemeat yourself take a look at the Baking Mad Mince Pie recipe and just add the sponge top below! You can also make them into frangipane mince pies with a frangipane topping for a bit of variety by using almond extract, ground almonds or flaked almonds and topping with icing sugar.

Sponge Topped Mince Pies dusted with icing sugar
Sponge Topped Mince Pies

What equipment do you need to make these little mince pies?

You will no doubt have most of the equipment you need for this recipe at home already but, in case it helps, here are the things we use to bake these cakes at home:

These are pretty much staples for baking in any home kitchen and once you have them you won’t need to replace them often.

Sponge Topped Mince Pies ready to eat
Ready to eat mince pies

If you’re looking for other festive recipes why not try our Mince Pie Bakewell Tarts, Mince Pie Slice or Mincemeat Flapjack? You can see all our mincemeat themed recipes here.

So here’s our Sponge Topped Mince Pies Recipe that I guarantee the whole family will love – but maybe not quite as much as Kirkland Signature Costco mince pies:

Ingredients

  • Ready made shortcrust pastry block at room temperature
  • Mincemeat
  • 100 g self raising flour plus extra for dusting
  • 35 g margarine or unsalted butter
  • 35 g caster sugar – golden caster sugar works well too!
  • 1 egg
  • 60 ml milk
Sponge Topped Mince Pie Recipe
Sponge Topped Mince Pies

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 200C/400F/Gas 6
  • Roll out the pastry onto a lightly floured work surface and cut circles big enough to line a deep muffin tray with a cookie cutter
  • Fill each pastry case two thirds full with mincemeat
  • Rub together the flour and margarine to create breadcrumbs and mix in the sugar, egg and milk
  • Top each pastry case with cake mixture and put the muffin tin in the oven for 15-20 minutes or until well risen and golden brown.
  • Leave to cool or serve warm from the oven.
  • Dust over with icing sugar to serve.

If you’d like to print or pin the Sponge Topped Mince Pies Recipe for later you can do so below. Enjoy!

Sponge Topped Mince Pies

These are a great alternative to traditional mince pies and the cakey top really adds more depth to the bake and a completely different foodie experience.
Course Afternoon Tea, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine British
Keyword baking, christmas
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 12 mince pies

Ingredients

  • Ready made shortcrust pastry
  • Mincemeat
  • 100 g self raising flour
  • 35 g margarine
  • 35 g sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 60 ml milk

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 200C/400F/Gas 6
  • Roll out the pastry and cut circles big enough to line a deep muffin tray
  • Fill each pastry case two thirds full with mincemeat
  • Rub together the flour and margarine to create breadcrumbs and mix in the sugar, egg and milk
  • Top each pastry case with cake mixture and cook in the oven for 15-20 minutes or until well risen and browned

*Note: Nutritional information is estimated, based on publicly available data. Nutrient values may vary from those published.

Sponge Topped Mince Pie Recipe

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