My favourite recipe this Christmas has been these super easy, absolutely delicious mince pie pinwheels. Forget the faff of making pastry and crafting super sweet pies that look incredible (I mean, who was going to see them anyway…?!) and instead, unwrap some puff pastry and pop open a jar of mincemeat. It really is as simple as that, and my little helpers actually prefer them! Don’t get me wrong, the proper shortcrust home made pies from my brother are INSANE, but this recipe is a game-changer for me!
Mince Pie Pinwheels
1 pack of pre-rolled puff pastry
1 jar of mincemeat (roughly 400g)
1 egg, beaten
- Preheat your oven to 220°C/200°C fan/gas mark 7 and line two baking sheets with baking paper or reusable liner.
- Unwrap and unroll your puff pastry straight from the fridge.
- Pop open your jar of mincemeat and spread the whole jar over the puff pastry.
- Roll the pastry up along the long edge to create a sort-of pastry sausage!
- Cut into 1.5cm slices.
- Lay the slices on your baking trays. You can squidge them a bit to become more circular if needed.
- Brush the sides and top of each pinwheel with the beaten egg.
- Pop in the oven for 15 minutes, or until golden.
- Best eaten hot!
It’s as simple as that. Enjoy a quick and easy festive treat!