So I know it’s only October but I’m a huge fan of mincemeat and no it’s not just for xmas it’s for all year round, I love the stuff and would eat it whenever.
These bars are something I’ve made a number of times, my first experience was from my mums friend who made some and gave us a few. They are crumbly, buttery and just totally yummy. I had to get the recipe and when I did I have been making them ever since. They are also a favourite of my parents, my aunt, ooooo work colleagues and friends (who like raisins etc) ok so most people do seem to like them.
- 300g - plain flour
- 200g - unsalted butter, at room temperature (cubed)
- 100g - ground almonds
- 100g - caster sugar
- Pinch Salt
- 410g - jar mincemeat
- 50g - flaked almonds
- Icing sugar for dusting
- 1. Preheat the oven to 180°C. Grease and line a rectangle baking tray or 8" square tine.
- 2. In a medium bowl add the flour, butter, ground almonds, caster sugar and salt. Rub the butter into the flour until it resembles crumbs.
- 3. In the baking tray tip about ¾ mixture into the base of the lined tin and spread it out well and then press it down very firmly.
- 4. Spread the mincemeat in an even layer over the top. (this can be quite tricky as it sticks to the base when spreading!) scatter the remaining mixture over the top.
- 5. Bake for 35 minutes, then scatter the flaked almonds, then put it back in the oven for another 5-10 mins or until the topping is a light golden colour.
- 6. Remove the traybake from the oven and leave it to cool in the tin.
- 7. Once cooled dust icing sugar over the top and then cut the traybake into 12-14 fingers or what ever shape you like.
- I do find that the filling needs to be more, if you want to a thicker filling then use more then one jar of mincemeat.