Mincemeat custard pies

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 10 mins


Makes 16-18 pies
If you find the classic mince pies a bit dry and crumbly, try these moist mouthfuls, with an indulgent dollop of creamy custard

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per pie (for 16)

  • kcal169
  • fat11g
  • saturates3g
  • carbs16g
  • sugars7g
  • fibre0g
  • protein4g
  • salt0.22g
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  • 2 x 150g/5oz pots Devon custard
  • 6 level tbsp ground almond
  • 375g pack ready-rolled puff pastry
  • 16-18 tsp mincemeat (about half a 410g/14oz jar)
  • flaked almonds, for scattering
  • icing sugar, for dusting


  1. Heat oven to 220C/fan 200C/gas 7. Stir the custard and almonds together. Unroll the pastry, then cut out circles using a 7cm plain round cutter. Gather up the pastry trimmings, re-roll, then cut out more circles – you should get 16-18. Use to line a couple of bun tins.

  2. Spoon a heaped tsp of the custard mix into each tart case, then top with a scant tsp of mincemeat. Scatter over some flaked almonds, then bake for about 10 mins until puffy and golden. Cool briefly in the tin, then dust with icing sugar and serve slightly warm.

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Comments (25)

helenlj's picture

I made these on Christmas Eve, and they went down a storm. I'll definitely make them again, as they were so quick to do, and a much lighter-tasting alternative to traditional mince pies.

aimee_cm's picture

I had the same trouble as poysie, they looked terrible, and were a pain to get out of the tin, but did taste yummy...

sporzier's picture

Absolutely gorgeous. An ingenious twist on a Xmas classic and so easy to make. I used my own simplified version of mincemeat and it was very nice, not too sweet, lovely and creamy.

poysie's picture

These pies were not difficult to make, tasted delicious but boy oh boy were they messy in the oven. They puffed up too much and then the mincemeat spillage started - what a mess. I tried two lots fiddling with size and quantity of filling etc but they still made a mess! I would definitely use the concept again as they are much lighter than a traditional mince pie but I would definitely try a different pastry!

weasel170's picture

These pies are easy to make and delicious to eat, they are incredibly moist and I will definitely be making more!


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