In my perfect world, a mince pie would be 70% pastry, 30% mincemeat. It’s not that I don’t like mincemeat I just don’t like too much of it. That’s where my mince pie crumble bars come in. A thick layer of buttery shortbread, a spiced mincemeat middle and further crumbly shortbread on the top. Let’s be honest, it’s mostly biscuit with a hint of Christmas. Perfect.
You will need (for 12 mince pie crumble bars):
- 300g softened butter
- 100g sugar
- 400g plain flour
- 1 small jar mincemeat
Grease and line a baking tray or dish. The one I used was approximately 20cm x 30cm. Preheat an oven to 170C.