MINCE PIE PUFFS
Emily Leary is a writer and presenter, as well as a busy mum of two with a love of all things creative. She started her blog, A Mummy Too in 2011 and now shares daily recipes, tips and video guides for anyone who believes a shortage of spare time shouldn’t mean you can’t enjoy beautiful, delicious things, which is exactly why we’ve enlisted her help to bring you three delicious Christmas recipes for the whole family to try. Starting with these incredibly moreish mince pie puffs…
Fancy a yummy twist on a classic Christmas treat? These mince pie puffs are deliciously good fun to make.
You’ll need just five ingredients to put these flaky, sticky, pinwheel treats together. And best of all, the method is so simple, even small children can get involved with making them.
Here’s what to do…
- 1 pack ready rolled puff pastry
- 400g jar mincemeat
- 1 egg
- 1 tbsp demerara sugar
- 1/4 tsp mixed spice
- Remove the puff pastry from the fridge about 15 minutes before you start so that it’s soft enough to work with. Preheat the oven to 190C (170C fan).
- Unroll the pastry and spread the mincemeat all over with a soft spatula – this is a fun, messy job for even the tiniest of hands to help with.
- Roll the pastry up, this time along the long edge, finishing with the seam underneath.
- Cut into 3/4 inch pieces, reshaping back into circles gently if they’ve become a little squashed. Place your freshly cut pinwheels onto lined baking trays with plenty of space between them.
- Beat the egg in a bowl with a splash of water, then brush over the pinwheels.
- Mix the sugar with the spice, then sprinkle over each of the pinwheels.
- Bake for 20 minutes until golden (the oven job is for grown ups). Be sure to cool completely before allowing little ones to touch- the filling will be very hot.
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