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Quick And Easy Mince Pies

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time22 mins
Course: baking
Author: Karon


  • 300 g/11oz pot of ready made custard or make your own, but why bother
  • 6 tablespoons ground almonds
  • 375 g/13oz pack of ready rolled puff pastry
  • 18 teaspoons of Very Merry Mincemeat
  • Flaked Almonds about 2 tablespoons
  • Icing sugar to dust


  • Preheat oven to 220C/425F/Gas 7
  • Lightly grease an 18 hole tart tin
  • Unwrap the pastry and reroll to make it a little thinner, I made mine about 2mm/1/8th inch thick and cut out 18 rounds using a 7cm/3" cookie cutter. Place these into the tart tins.
  • Reroll the scraps of pastry and cut out little heart or star shapes using a mini cutter. Set these aside while you fill the pie cases.
  • Mix the ground almonds into the custard and spoon a tablespoon of this into each pie base.
  • Now add a teaspoon of your Very Merry Mincemeat and scatter on a few of the flaked almonds.
  • Top with a tiny pastry star or heart and give this a little dab of milk to glaze.
  • Pop into the oven and bake for approximately 10-12 minutes or until the pastry has puffed and is golden.
  • Lightly dust with a little icing sugar for a snowy festive look.
  • Leave in the tin to cool for a few minutes before carefully easing them out.
  • Serve warm.