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Almond and Mincemeat Bars

Two layers of crumbly almond biscuits sandwiched with a sweet mincemeat filling. Easy to make biscuits that are perfect with a cuppa.
Course Baking, biscuits and cookies
Cuisine English
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 16 biscuits
Calories 262kcal
Author Jacqueline Bellefontaine

Ingredients

  • 125 g butter softened
  • 125 g golden caster sugar
  • 1 egg seperated
  • ¼ tsp almond extract
  • 250 g plain flour
  • 125 g ground almonds
  • 300 g sweet mincemeat
  • 50 g flaked almonds

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 180℃ (170℃ fan)/350°F/gas mark 4. 
  • Place the butter and sugar in a mixing bowl and beat until soft and well combined. Add the egg yolk and almond extract and most of the egg white. Beat to combine.
  • Add the flour and ground almonds and mix to form a smooth dough.
  • Divide into two pieces and roll out one half to fit a 20 x 30 cm (8 x 12in) cake tin. 
  • Spread the mincemeat over the pastry. Then roll out the remaining pastry and lightly press on top.
  • Brush the top of the pastry with a little egg white, then sprinkle the almonds on top. 
  • Mark into 16 bars. Bake for about 25 minutes or until golden. Allow to cool slightly in the tin before removing to a wire rack to cool.

Nutrition

Serving: 1biscuit bar | Calories: 262kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 16mg | Sodium: 160mg | Potassium: 38mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 195IU | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 1.1mg