I'm going to come right out with it, I don't like mince pies. There, I've said it. I think they're just too rich but this alternative has the perfect balance of fruit and pastry.
I have used one dough for the top and bottom a bit like a shortbread then added flaked almonds for a little more crunch and texture, the end result is a bit like a crumble slice.
In a processor mix 250g Self Raising Flour, 220g Sunflower Margarine, 50g Light Brown Sugar and 2 tsp Mixed Spice. This will make a soft dough. Take two thirds of the dough and press it into the base of an 11" x 7" rectangular baking tin lined with parchment.
Now cover the base with a 400g Jar of Mincemeat spreading it evenly up to the edges. Next use a large size grater and grate the remaining dough over the top of the mincemeat. Lastly sprinkle over 30g Flakes Almonds and baked at 170C for 25-30 minutes.
Once it has cooled dredge with icing sugar