Custard Crumble Mince Pies

I love creating new Christmas recipes to use up leftover mincemeat especially different mince pie recipes. It’s always nice to find mince pie recipes with a twist! As one of my favourite things is a crumble topping it seemed only right to make mince pies with a crumble top. But these mince pies have the added surprise of custard inside them too!

Why would I want to put custard in a mince pie?

Many people serve mince pies with custard – they work together like peas and carrots. So why not put custard inside the mince pie so you can have that wonderful flavour combination whenever you eat one?

Is this just like the mince pie and custard Mcdonald’s used to sell?

Everyone loved that McDonalds mince pie with custard inside, didn’t they? It was a highlight of their Christmas menu – only just beating the chocolate orange McFlurry!. This has the same sort of filling but the shortcrust pastry makes it much more like a traditional mince pie than a McDonald’s festive pie.

This recipe uses 200ml custard and a whole jar of mince meat but you can use whatever balance of custard and mincemeat that you feel like. I usually use slightly more mincemeat than custard but you could do half and half or even more custard than mincemeat. You could even leave the custard out if you’d prefer a simple crumble mince pie recipe.

How do you make the crumble topping for mincemeat tarts?

For these mincemeat custard tarts we use granulated sugar in the crumble topping but you can use any sugar you like. Caster sugar and demerara sugar both work really well too. You can also dust them with icing sugar once baked if you like too.

Can I make my own pastry for these mincemeat and custard pies?

If you’d like to make your own pastry – or even custard – for this recipe then go right ahead. I love finding shortcuts where I can and making recipes as quick and easy as possible and that is my only reason for using ready made products for these crumble topped mince pies.

These crumble mince pies won’t last long – they’ll be eaten in a flash! But, they do store well for a few days in an airtight tin and are perfect for gifting over the festive season. They make a fantastic alternative to traditional mince pies and everyone who has tried them has loved them.

If you’re looking for other ways to use up mincemeat why not make our mincemeat loaf cake, mince pie slice, apple and mincemeat flapjacks, mincemeat middle cupcakes or mince pie fudge? You can find all our mincemeat recipes so far here – and there are loads of Christmas desserts included too.

Here’s our delicious Custard Crumble Mince Pies Recipe:

Ingredients

  • 1 sheet of ready made shortcrust pastry
  • 200ml ready made custard
  • 400g mincemeat

For the topping

  • 40g granulated sugar
  • 25g unsalted butter or margarine
  • 50g plain flour

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 200C / 400F / Gas Mark 6
  • Grease a 12 hole muffin tin.
  • Roll out the shortcrust pastry on a work surface and cut rounds from it using a pastry cutter
  • Line the bun tin with the pastry circles to form pastry cases
  • Put a heaped teaspoon of custard in the bottom of each pastry case and top with a heaped teaspoon or two of mincemeat
  • Put the sugar, butter and flour in a mixing bowl. Rub them together with your fingertips until it comes together like breadcrumbs
  • Top each mince pie with a spoonful of crumble topping mixture
  • Bake in the oven for 20 minutes until golden brown on top
  • Leave to cool for a few minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely – or enjoy whilst still warm!

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Custard Crumble Mince Pies

Many people serve mince pies with custard – they work together like peas and carrots. So why not put custard inside the mince pie so you can have that wonderful flavour combination whenever you eat one?
Course Afternoon Tea, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine British
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 12 mince pies

Ingredients

  • 1 sheet of ready made shortcrust pastry
  • 200 ml ready made custard
  • 400 g mincemeat

For the topping

  • 40 g granulated sugar
  • 25 g unsalted butter or margarine
  • 50 g plain flour

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 200C / 400F / Gas Mark 6
  • Grease a 12 hole muffin tin.
  • Roll out the shortcrust pastry on a work surface and cut rounds from it using a pastry cutter
  • Line the bun tin with the pastry circles to form pastry cases
  • Put a heaped teaspoon of custard in the bottom of each pastry case and top with a heaped teaspoon or two of mincemeat
  • Put the sugar, butter and flour in a mixing bowl. Rub them together with your fingertips until it comes together like breadcrumbs
  • Top each mince pie with a spoonful of crumble topping mixture
  • Bake in the oven for 20 minutes until golden brown on top
  • Leave to cool for a few minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely – or enjoy whilst still warm!

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

Custard Crumble Mince Pies

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