Hands up who would love to try a crumble mince pies? These crumble topped mince pies are the best mix of the Christmas classic mince pies and the winter classic crumble dessert. The shortcrust pastry mince pie base is filled with sweet and spice mincemeat and then topped with a sprinkle of delicious crumble topping with oats and cinnamon.
At this time of year, I love to bake with cinnamon. The smell always makes me think of Christmas so it seemed a no-brainer to add even more cinnamon to a classic mince pie recipe by creating an oat crumble topping. If you don’t like cinnamon you can always leave it out of the recipe.
Why you’ll love this mince pies with crumble topping recipe
It’s perfectly festive and a great twist on the classic mince pie recipe. Adding the oat crumble is a wonderful way to pimp your individual mince pies.
Crumble mince pies smell amazing while cooking, the spiced crumble and mincemeat really get me in the Christmas mood.
These mince pies with crumble topping couldn’t be easier to make, using pre-made pastry and mincemeat from jar you’ll be enjoying oat crumble mince pies faster than you can say Merry Christmas.
I have to admit I think this is the best crumble mince pies recipe you can find!
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When I’m in a rush I don’t want to waste time making pastry when the pre-made options are so good! I love just having to roll out the pastry and make my easy mince pies.
This easy mince pie recipe with ready-made shortcrust pastry is a great family recipe that you will use time and time again. If you do want to make your own you can use my shortcrust pastry recipe.
To make this recipe as easy as possible you can buy mincemeat in a jar for this recipe. It’s delicious and perfect for making this traditional mince pie recipe.
However, if you do want to make your own mincemeat then check out my top 2 mincemeat recipe options.
OAT CRUMBLE TOPPING FOR MINCE PIES
I love my oat crumble topping recipe because it works so well for mince pies too. I make a big batch of the crumble topping and store it in the freezer until I need it. You don’t even have to defrost it. Just sprinkle it over the mince pies and bake.
How to make mince pies with crumble topping– step by step
Press your rolled pastry into the baking tray.
Spoon about 1 teaspoon of mincemeat mixture into the pastry case.
Brush the beaten egg to pastry before adding the crumble topping.
In order to make the crumble, simply combine the oats, flour, butter sugar and cinnamon using your hands to mix everything together. It will create a slight bread-crumby texture.
Once your crumble is made, spoon it over your filled mince pies and bake them!
Once the crumble has baked fully it will have browned ever so slightly and the pastry base will have turned a lovely shade of golden brown.
Using an egg or milk wash will help stick the crumble topping to the pastry base, stopping any of the mincemeat fillings from falling out.
These cinnamon crumble-topped mince pies look wonderful with a light dusting of cinnamon sugar to really pack a flavour punch.
Freeze your uncooked mince pies for later, you can cook oat crumble mince pies from frozen, just simply add a couple of minutes to the cooking time.
Cinnamon oat crumble topped mince pies are perfectly served warm from the oven with a nice big scoop of vanilla ice cream.
You can reheat these best crumble mince pies by popping them in the air fryer for 15 minutes or in the microwave for about 90 seconds.
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Substitutions and variations
VEGAN CRUMBLE TOPPED MINCE PIES
In the UK Jus-Rol Shortcrust pastry available in supermarkets is naturally vegan. So if you mix that with a vegan mincemeat (like my slow cooker vegan mincemeat) it is easy to make these mince pies vegan.
For the oat crumble topping you can make it vegan by using vegan butter. The Flora plant butter in unsalted works really well and is available in most supermarkets.
CRANBERRY MINCEMEAT MINCE PIES
You can follow the recipe below by swapping out the mincemeat for your own homemade luxury Cranberry mincemeat. It’s delicious and an excellent addition to the traditional mince pie.
Storing / Making ahead of time options
FREEZER MINCE PIES
Freeze your individual mince pies before baking, then cook from frozen and add a few minutes to the cooking time. I recommend freezing the mince pies in the cupcake/fairy cake tray to freeze them in the right shape.
Once the mince pies with crumble topping have been in the freezer for an hour, remove them from the tray and put them back in the freezer. This way they will have started freezing and will hold their shape and take up less space.
What is mince pie filling made of?
Mince pie filling is made of mincemeat. A festive mixture made with dried fruits, raisins, orange zest, Christmas spices and often, beef suet. It’s somehow both sweet and savoury but a staple in many Christmas bakes. It no longer contains actual mince meat.
How long do homemade mince pies last?
Homemade mince pies will last for up to a week when stored properly, in an air-tight container and in the freezer for about 6 months.
Why do we eat mince pies at Christmas?
We eat mince pies at Christmas to celebrate Jesus, originally mince pies were oblong shaped to represent the manager. A baby Jesus was carved into the pastry and the tradition is to eat one mine pie each day for the 12 days of Christmas.
What’s actually in mince pies?
Mince pies are actually made on mincemeat and pastry. This mincemeat is made of dried fruits, nuts, suet & spices. It’s a beautiful festive treat and the puff pastry makes for a perfect addition to your mince pie.
Do Americans have mince pies?
Americans do have mince pies but they are far more common in the UK. In England they are very popular, you’ll find mince pies in every supermarket and in every home in the Christmas period.
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Crumble Mince Pies
Mince Pie Ingredients
- 1 sheet shortcrust pastry (approximately 350g)
- flour for dusting
- 300 g (1.5 cups) mincemeat
- 1 egg
- 150 g (1 ¼ cups) plain flour / all purpose flour
- 150 g (5 ¼ oz) unsalted butter
- 75 g (2 ⅔ oz) golden caster sugar
- 100 g (1 ¼ cups) rolled oats
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon (optional)
- Preheat the oven to 180ºC / 360ºF.
Making the Mince Pies
- Unroll your shop bought shortcrust pastry or make your own shortcrust pastry with my recipe.
- Lightly dust a 12-hole fairy cake tin tray with plain flour.
- Using pastry cutters, cut a base circle which is a little larger than the fairy cake hole on the tray so when you push it in it fills the hole.
- Add mincemeat to the pastry, filling it up to almost full. You want to leave some space to allow the pastry to expand without the filling falling out.
- Gently whisk an egg with a fork and brush the egg glaze over the mince pies edges
- Put the 150g flour, 75g caster sugar and 100g rolled oats and mix together along with any spices. I would recommend a sprinkle of cinnamon. Add 150g of unsalted butter to the mixing bowl.
- Rub the ingredients together with your fingers and thumbs to create a crumble texture.
Assembling the Crumble Mince Pies
- Sprinkle the crumble over the mince pie tarts to lightly cover the mincemeat.
- Place in the oven for 15-20 minutes until golden brown.
Cook in the Air Fryer
- Air fry for 15 minutes at 180ºC / 360ºF in your air fryer oven. Check after 10 minutes.
- Allow the mince pies to cool slightly before removing them from the tin and enjoy. Best served with ice cream or cream.
- If you want to reheat them pop them in the microwave for 20-second bursts until piping hot.
Please note that the nutrition information provided above is approximate and meant as a guideline only.