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Some tempting ideas for original, pretty and delicious goodies to go on our chestnut frangipane mince pies, or even your own recipe.

 

Variations

Jewelled

  • 1 tsp icing sugar
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 40g dried cranberries
  • 5 dried apricots, chopped to the same size as the cranberries
  • 40g shelled pistachio nuts

Pomegranate

  • 1 Pomegranate

Basil and citrus sugar

  • Zest of 1/4 grapefruit, 1/4 lemon and 1/4 orange (or just one of the fruits)
  • 20 basil leaves
  • 2 tbsp granulated sugar

Dulce de Leche

Orange zest, dried cranberry and mint

  • 72 dried cranberries
  • Zest of 2 oranges
  • 4 large leaves of mint, finely slice

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Method

Jewelled

Mix the icing sugar and lemon juice together. Add the other ingredients and toss gently until they are glazed. Spoon the jewels over the top of the cooked mince pies.

Pomegranate

Break the pomegranate open and separate the seeds from their white chambers over a bowl. Use the prettiest seeds to top your mince pies then eat the rest with their juice and some yoghurt for breakfast.

Basil and Citrus

Grind together in a mortar and pestle or small food processor.

Dulce de leche

Spoon the dulce de leche on top of the pies.

Orange zest, dried cranberry and mint

Put 3 cranberries on top of each pie. Sprinkle the zest and mint over the top.

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