Chunky mince pie slices

Chunky mince pie slices

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Cooking time

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 20 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Makes 15 slices

Inject some Christmas spirit into the workplace with these easy to share slices

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Freezable
  • Easily doubled / halved
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
204
protein
3g
carbs
27g
fat
10g
saturates
3g
fibre
1g
sugar
17g
salt
0.21g

Ingredients

  • 280g mincemeat
  • 25g pecans, mix of broken and whole
  • 25g pistachios, halved lengthways
  • 2 tbsp flaked almonds
  • 25g dried cranberries
  • 1⁄2 apple, cored and finely chopped
  • finely grated zest 1 lemon, plus 2 tsp juice
  • 375g ready-rolled puff pastry
  • 1 rounded tbsp ground almonds
  • beaten egg to glaze (optional)
  • 50g icing sugar

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Method

  1. Heat oven to 220C/fan 200C/gas 7. Combine the mincemeat with the nuts, cranberries, apple and lemon zest.
  2. Unroll the pastry and lay it on a lightly floured work surface. Slice off a strip across one end to leave a 23cm square of pastry. From the strip, cut out 15-30 star shapes (depending on whether you want 1 or 2 stars per slice). Thinly re-roll the pastry trimmings until it is all used up. Lay the pastry square on a baking sheet and scatter over the ground almonds. Carefully spread the mincemeat mixture over so that it comes right to the edge of the pastry (the mincemeat shouldn’t spread when baked). Lay the stars in lines across the mincemeat, slightly overlapping them if necessary to fit, so you can cut out 15 slices when baked. Brush the stars with egg to glaze, if you like.
  3. Bake for 15 mins or until the pastry is golden. Leave to cool. Meanwhile, mix the icing sugar with 2 tsp lemon juice. Drizzle over the cool pastry and cut into 15 slices.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, December 2007

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frankjackdin's picture
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Amazing - just made 2 batches for work. Will definitely make again

hollywoozle's picture
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I made this recipe several times last year and it's so delicious! Much better than traditional mince pies in my opinion. I plan to make it several times this Christmas as it goes down a treat with mulled wine (or at anytime!). Very simple to make as well. Yum!

sinny12lyns087's picture
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delicious....

katiejohnson1983's picture

Please can someone let me know at which point i can freeze these?
They look delicious!

kerris's picture
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An absolute hit!! I used Walnuts in place of pecan nuts - after being told by several people they don't eat mince pies there wan't even a crumb left on the plate.

maibritt's picture

Made these last year.
Absolutely gorgeous!
Will be making them again..

whitechoco84's picture

Can't wait to make them!

ljarmstrong14's picture
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I ended up having to make these 4 times last year as everyone loved them so much! My grandad had lost all sense of appetite & taste after an illness yet these have so much flavour that he loved them & wolfed them down! A massive hit in our household, so easy to make and will definately be making them again this year

ttsmum's picture

these look really yummy, so will try these this xmas.
Wonder if they will taste nice warm with cream?

berryt's picture
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Made these twice over Christmas - really good and went down very well with friends. Will def make again

ele-lucy's picture
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I really liked these and they weer so simple to do. they also went down far better than the 'standard' mince pies.

doshis's picture

hi i left out the cranberries as i cant have them as im on warfin medication and its not wise to have them but it was still very nice you could have recurrents they would be nice to i should think doshis

suehildersley's picture
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I made these for a Practice meeting and they went down very well. I used walnuts instead of pistachios as I had them in and orange zest in place of lemon. I will definately make them again, they looked really pretty.

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