One of my favourite things about Christmas is the food. Baking is one of my favourite things and I enjoy trying festive dishes. We all enjoy mincepies but last year we were left with a lot of mincemeat. We used some in Mincemeat Palmiers which were lovely and simple to bake and tasted delicious, as well as a delicious Mincemeat and Marzipan loaf. It made me realise that you don’t need to use mincemeat in mincepies, you can enjoy it in lots of other ways. Today I wanted to share our recipe for Apple and Mincemeat Crumble which is a delicious way to enjoy leftover mincemeat.
Apple and Mincemeat crumble ingredients:
1kg cooking apples
150g plain flour
50g demerara sugar
Custard to serve
How to make Apple and Mincemeat crumble
Peel and core the cooking apples. We have a freezer full of apples from friends, these are already peeled, cored, sliced and have been blanched for a few minutes. I took these out to defrost them the night before I made the crumble. I weighed the mincemeat and mixed it into the sliced apple, setting it to one side.
I placed the flour and butter in a mixing bowl and mixed them until I had fine breadcrumbs. Then I stirred in the demerara sugar.
I placed the apple and mincemeat mixture into a dish and sprinkled the crumble mixture over it. I made one larger dish and some individual portions too. I placed them in the over and baked them for 20 minutes at 180°. Then I grated the marzipan and sprinkled this over the crumble. I placed it back in the oven for 15 minutes.
The marizpan melts ever so slightly and adds a really gorgeous flavour to the apple and mincemeat. You can serve the Apple and Mincemeat Crumble with custard or ice-cream.
This is a lovely way to use up any mincemeat at Christmas but also makes a lovely alternative to a fruit crumble too.
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