Advent Calendar – Day Eight

I’m hitting the Advent Calendar at a bit of a gallop today as I’ve just come back from my shopping trip, ugh, on a Saturday afternoon too!  Still I can be consoled by my Day Eight make which I undertook last night, with our Knit and Stitch Christmas meeting in mind.

Frangipane Mince Pies Advent Calendar Day Eight

Frangipane Mince Pies!  I’ve snuck a couple away for testing with a cuppa this afternoon, the rest are safely in the freezer where I can’t be tempted.

I’ve made these for several years now, and if you haven’t come across them before in the recipe section of Planet Penny they are thoroughly recommended.  Instead of the traditional pastry top, which I find can often be dry and claggy, these have light almondy sponge and are very delicious and moreish.  Even die hard Mince Pie Refuseniks have succumbed to these!

These are just as they are from the oven for freezing, but they look very pretty with a snowy dusting of icing sugar.

Frangipane Mince Pies dusted with icing sugar Advent Calendar Day Eight

You’ll find the recipe here.  Go on, you’re allowed, it’s nearly Christmas!

See you tomorrow…x

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11 thoughts on “Advent Calendar – Day Eight

  1. Trish

    That’s funny, I have been looking for an alternative mince pie recipe today as mine didn’t go down too well last year. Perhaps I will make these 🙂

  2. Penelope

    They look scrummy Penny. I haven’t had a mince pie yet and can’t quite believe my restrain…I think I might give these a go now that you have tempted me :o) Thanks for sharing x

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