Leftover Mincemeat Muffin Mis-shapes!

mincemeat muffins

Yay! I finally got round to starting my leftover mincemeat recipe, I’ve not quite used it all up so after these muffins have been consumed, I’m going to try cookies/biscuits or something along those lines.

All didn’t quite go according to plan today. These started out as rock buns but in the spirit of using stuff up, I had an extra egg that needed to be used and that combined with deciding to use brown sugar (there was a little left in a packet at the back of the cupboard) and they ended up as much more of a muffin consistency. Unfortunately, I didn’t think about that so didn’t put them in a muffin tin, just in muffin cases and they rose and spread so much that they ended up almost square, squashing up to the side of the tin I put them on.

They may not be very pretty, but these leftover mincemeat muffin mis-shapes (and I just love saying that – I know, I should get out more) are really tasty.


50g butter at room temperature

75g soft light brown sugar

175g self-raising flour

2 medium eggs, beaten

1 tablespoon milk

4 tablespoons mincemeat

1 teaspoon mixed spice


  1. Pre-heat the oven to 180C.
  2. Cream the butter and sugar together with a wooden spoon.
  3. Sieve in the flour and add the remaining ingredients, stirring until thoroughly combined – I use a ball whisk as it seems to help retain some air without getting too clogged.
  4. Spoon the mixture into nine muffin cases, loose on a baking tray if you don’t mind them looking like mine or you could go all posh and use a muffin tin!
  5. Bake for 25 minutes or until a cocktail stick inserted in the centre comes away clean.
  6. Remove the muffins from the tin and cool on a rack.
  7. Dust with a little icing sugar to serve.


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