Gluten Free Frangipane Mince Pies

Gluten Free Frangipane Mince Pies
Gluten Free Frangipane Mince Pies

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It is essentially the most great time of the 12 months once more and if you wish to take your gluten free mince pies to the following degree, you HAVE to strive these Frangipane Mince Pies!

Think about if a Bakewell Tart and a Mince Pie had the cutest gluten free child ever, at Christmas-time, and also you’re principally there.

Buttery gluten free shortcrust pastry is full of mincemeat after which smothered in candy gluten free frangipane.

That is then sprinkled with flaked almonds and baked to golden perfection earlier than being completed off with a magical dusting of icing sugar.

To these individuals who go loopy for all of the marzipan goodness at Christmas (aka my different half) – that is for you.

As a result of when you bake a batch of those gluten free frangipane mince pies and see how simple they’re, you will by no means return.

Make these for the almond-lover in your life and so they’ll keep on with you endlessly.


Straightforward Frangipane Topped Mince Pies

Now do not get me unsuitable, I really like conventional mince pies and I at all times make my gluten free ones yearly.

Final Christmas I made a decision to check out iced mince pies however the concept of a frangipane mince pie has at all times been on my thoughts.

And I am so glad I did as a result of I see the (non-gluten free ones) within the outlets quite a bit and so they at all times look so rattling good.

I can fortunately affirm they had been pretty much as good as I think about – and with my easy gluten free pastry and simple frangipane, even the gluten-eaters will love them.

What’s Frangipane?

For those who have gotten this far and nonetheless do not know what frangipane is, 10/10 for dedication to the trigger.

Frangipane is a mix of floor almonds, butter, sugar and eggs, that’s usually present in tarts – mostly Bakewell Tarts.

With almond extract it has a powerful marzipan-like style and a consistency that is someplace between a fudgy blondie and a sponge.

As a result of marzipan is such a typical Christmas flavour it pairs completely with mincemeat in these mince pies.


Elements and Substitutions

There is a full printable recipe card beneath with the substances for these frangipane mince pies.

I at all times use the FREEE Plain Gluten Free Flour, or a distinct plain flour mix like Juvela’s White Combine or Schär’s baking combine for my pastry.

Please at all times use a plain (or All Goal) gluten free flour mix as utilizing a single flour like coconut or almond won’t work.

Additionally don’t omit the xanthan gum even when your flour comprises this – it is actually essential for making the pastry simple to deal with.

And if you cannot discover mincemeat (I do know it is a very British factor!) the place you’re, you may make your individual utilizing my gluten free mincemeat recipe.

Are you able to freeze these frangipane mince pies?

Sure – these gluten free frangipane mince pies freeze very well!

Merely make up a batch and bake them, then enable them to chill utterly earlier than freezing in a sealed bag or container.

Defrost and revel in them scorching or chilly.

And if you happen to’re not freezing them, they will final for round every week in an hermetic container.

Can they be dairy free / vegan?

Sadly I’ve not but mastered a gluten free vegan pastry recipe (but).

I really feel it could be unsuitable to counsel any previous egg substitute till I’ve examined it.

However when you have a go-to egg replacer in your gluten free pastry I might love to listen to about it within the feedback!

You may nevertheless simply swap out the butter for a tough, dairy free margarine (like Stork Baking Block) to make the recipe dairy free.

Which mincemeat is gluten free?

Most mincemeats in UK supermarkets are gluten free.

Quite a lot of them include suet – which mockingly is de facto exhausting to seek out gluten free within the supermarkets on it is personal.

Nevertheless, in a bizarre coincidence these all have a tendency to make use of rice flour so are largely gluten free which is nice.

Simply ensure you at all times double examine as there could also be a number of anomalies which include gluten or ‘might include’ warnings.


Tips on how to make frangipane mince pies

The primary stage in making these mince pies is whipping up a batch of gluten free shortcrust pastry which is tremendous easy.

It is essential you then let this chill within the fridge in any other case will probably be too sticky to roll and deal with.

When you’ve got points rolling the pastry then you may roll it out between two sheets of clingfilm, however you should not must.

Making the frangipane is only a case of blending all of the substances collectively, after which it is merely layering it up and baking.

There is a full step-by-step how-to within the recipe card beneath (which you too can print out!) however that is the fundamental premise of it.

I discover an adjustable rolling pin actually useful for ensuring the pastry is even – and naturally do not forget your pastry cutters!


My frangipane mince pies recipe

This recipe makes sufficient for 12 frangipane mince pies and any leftover pastry offcuts make for glorious jam tarts!

You may simply freeze any leftovers and these are nice served chilly or heat with some clotted cream or custard.

In case you make this recipe and adore it, please do let me know by tagging me on my Instagram or utilizing #theglutenfreeblogger. I really like seeing your bakes!

And if you happen to liked it, please do go away a evaluation to let others know you really liked it too! It might imply the world to me. 

Yield: 12

Gluten Free Frangipane Mince Pies


These frangipane-topped mince pies are an excellent twist on a traditional Christmas deal with! This recipe makes 12 gluten free frangipane mince pies which may simply be frozen.

Prep Time 20 minutes

Cook dinner Time 20 minutes

Complete Time 40 minutes


For the pastry:

  • 170g plain gluten free flour (I at all times use FREEE by Doves Farm plain gluten free flour for pastry)
  • 1 tsp xanthan gum
  • 110 g unsalted butter, (cubed)
  • 1 tbsp caster sugar (for candy pastry)
  • 1 giant egg
  • 1 tsp water

For the frangipane:

  • 80g unsalted butter (softened)
  • 80g caster sugar
  • 80g floor almonds
  • 1 giant egg
  • 1 tbsp plain gluten free flour
  • 1 tsp almond extract

For the filling:

  • Half a jar of mincemeat
  • 2 tbsp flaked almonds
  • Icing sugar (for dusting)


First make the pastry:

  1. Add the flour, xanthan gum and sugar to a big mixing bowl and stir collectively.
  2. Minimize the chilly butter into cubes after which add to the bowl. Utilizing your fingers, rub the combination collectively till it resembles breadcrumbs.
  3. Crack the egg right into a bowl or mug and add the chilly water. Whisk collectively till simply mixed. Then add to the combination and use a fork to begin to ‘mush’ the combination collectively. You’ll see it begin to kind a sticky dough.
  4. As soon as it turns into more durable to make use of the fork to combine, use your arms to carry the combination collectively right into a clean dough. You need to have the ability to decide this up simply with out it being too sticky.
  5. Wrap the dough in clingfilm and chill within the fridge for no less than half-hour. This can be a actually essential stage – you want the dough to relax a bit so it’s simpler to roll!

Subsequent make the frangipane:

  1. Whereas the pastry is chilling, add all of the substances for the frangipane to a big mixing bowl.
  2. Beat with an electrical mixer (or picket spoon) till mixed and set to as soon as facet.

To assemble the mince pies:

  1. When the dough has chilled, preheat the oven to 180’C / Fan 160’C / Gasoline Mark 4. Roll the chilled dough between floured clingfilm to 4mm thickness after which use a 9cm spherical cutter to chop out 12 circles.
  2. Gently press the circles into the wells of a cupcake baking tin, after which prick the underside of every with a fork.
  3. Add a teaspoon of mincemeat to every pastry case. Then add round 1 tbsp of the frangipane combine on prime.
  4. Sprinkle every mince pie prime with floor almonds then bake within the oven for 20-25 minutes, till the frangipane is golden and risen.
  5. Take away from the oven, go away to chill after which take away from the tin. Mud with icing sugar and revel in!


  • In case you like you may add the zest of 1 orange into the pastry – do that earlier than including the egg to the combination.
  • These mince pies are finest served heat, and will be saved in an hermetic container for as much as 5 days and reheated as wanted. They will also be frozen.
  • Pretty served with custard or clotted cream – or simply chilly with a cuppa (or a glass of milk for Santa!)

Want some extra gluten free Christmas inspiration?

Wish to have a go at a number of the different gluten free Christmas recipes on the weblog?

Give a few of these different gluten free festive recipes a strive!

I’ve additionally received my gluten free Christmas web page with all the things you want to take pleasure in a protected festive season.

There are a lot to select from – listed here are a pair to get you going:

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And when you have any recipe strategies, please let me know within the feedback what you’d wish to see subsequent!

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