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Christmas Leftover Mince Pie Croissant Pudding

Prep: 40 minutes Serves: 8

A light but festive christmas dessert everyone will love.

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Looking for a creative way to use up your leftover mince pies from the festive season? We’ve got you covered with our irresistible Christmas Leftover Mince Pie Croissant Pudding recipe. By combining the indulgent flavors of St Pierre Croissants and sweet mincemeat, this dessert takes your leftovers to a whole new level of deliciousness. The buttery croissants soak up a luscious custard mixture, while the zesty orange adds a refreshing twist. Get ready to transform your leftovers into a show-stopping dessert that will impress all your guests.

Ingredients
  • 6 St Pierre Croissants, cut in half
  • 1 tsp butter, to grease the dish(es)
  • 150g mincemeat
  • 375ml ready-made custard
  • 115ml whole milk

 

To decorate

  • Icing sugar, to dust
  • Zest of 1 orange
Method
  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C / 160°C fan / Gas Mark 4
  2. Depending on the available dishes, grease one large ovenproof dish or two smaller dishes with butter.
  3. Slice the 6 St Pierre Croissants in half lengthways and generously spread mincemeat on the insides of the croissants. Set aside a small amount of mincemeat.
  4. Arrange the bottom halves of the croissants in the greased ovenproof dish or dishes.
  5. In a bowl, mix the milk with the ready-made custard, and pour half of the mixture over the croissants in the dish. Place the tops of the croissants on the dish and dot a small amount of the leftover mincemeat over the top.
  6. Pour the remaining custard mixture over the top of the dish and zest the orange over it.
  7. Loosely cover the dish with foil and place it on a baking tray. Bake in the oven for 25-35 minutes, adjusting the time according to the dish size, or until the pudding is just set.
  8. Remove from the oven and dust with icing sugar.

Indulge in this delectable Christmas Leftover Mince Pie Croissant Pudding, where leftover mince pies find a new purpose in a dessert that is both comforting and delightful. With St Pierre Croissants at its core, this recipe is sure to become a holiday favourite. Don’t let those mince pies go to waste; instead, give them a glorious makeover that will leave your taste buds craving for more. Bon appétit!

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