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Marzipan in Mince pies anyone?

(9 Posts)
Fluffycloudland77 Sun 22-Nov-15 09:42:17

Do you put a lump in the bottom pre mincemeat or roll it flat and cut little discs out and line the pastry with them?.

I havent made mince pies for years so I'm a bit rusty.

pestilence13610 Sun 22-Nov-15 09:46:14

Last year we cut out stars of marzipan and used them as the lids.

WiryElevator Sun 22-Nov-15 17:05:14

I've done them with a frangipane top before.

lighteningirl Sun 22-Nov-15 17:13:25

I have used a teaspoon of sweetened Philly in the middle of the mincemeat and added a marzipan star or star pastry top as dh doesn't like marzipan.

Carpaccio Sun 22-Nov-15 20:54:57

What kind of marzipan are you using?

timelytess Sun 22-Nov-15 20:58:33

Egg custard, home made mincemeat, topped with soft meringue. No marzipan.

Whatsername24 Sun 22-Nov-15 20:59:41

Haven't tried it myself as I didn't get around to making any last year but a friend recommended putting a disc of marzipan in the base.

WhoKnowsWhereTheTimeG0es Sun 22-Nov-15 21:01:06

I've done frangipane ones before, lovely. Another good tip is to shave a tiny bit of orange zest over the mincemeat before putting the lids on, it really perks them up.

ouryve Sun 22-Nov-15 21:06:03

I occasionally make marzipan lids, but shpo bought marzipan tends to be more like fondant with homeopathic quantities of almond in, these days.

These days, I make a macaroon topping with almond, sugar and egg whites, as I normally have some left over from making the pastry.

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