Whilst out shopping recently I spotted mince pies with a frangipane topping, they looked  different and sounded delicious, so I decided to have a go at making them myself – and true to expectations they are scrumptious, easy to make and definitely worth having a go at home.

Simply make the mince pies as usual, but instead of making a regular pastry topping make a small batch of frangipane batter:- Cream together 50g margarine, 50g sugar, 50g ground almonds, add 1 egg & a few drops of almond essence: Spoon the frangipane over the mincemeat, sprinkle with a few flaked almonds.  Place in the oven and bake as you would a normal mince pie at 175 degrees fan for approx 15 mins.