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Easy mincemeat pinwheels recipe

Easy mincemeat pinwheels recipe

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Here is an easy and nice alternative to traditional mince pies. Keep puff pastry and a jar of premium mincemeat to hand and you have a very easy, quick Christmastime snack.

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IngredientsServes: 6

  • 1 packet of easy roll puff pastry
  • 1 (400g) jar of premium mincemeat
  • demerara sugar

MethodPrep:10min ›Cook:20min ›Ready in:30min

  1. Roll out the pastry to a 40x30cm rectangle. Spread the mincemeat out thinly onto pastry. Roll pastry into a log. Cut into 2 to 3cm slices.
  2. Place rounds on lightly greased baking tray and press down on each to flatten slightly. Sprinkle the sugar onto each round. Bake for 20 minutes at 180 C / Gas 4, checking regularly to see that they do not burn.
  3. Let pinwheels cool for 5 minutes before removing from tray.

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Reviews & ratingsAverage global rating:(7)

Reviews in English (7)

Great easy recipe, Just wondering how long will these keep in a airtight container?-18 Dec 2011

Sprinkled a tablespoon of ground almonds over the mincemeat to soak up the juice. Dusted with icing sugar before serving. Overall - very easy and quick to make!-01 Jan 2012

i made these as written and after 20mins the underside was cooked but the tops were not. I very carefully flipped them over and cooked for another 20minutes but unfortunately they stuck a bit to the baking tray. after tasting one, nobody wanted any more. pity, because they are so much easier to make than "proper" mince pies.-28 Nov 2013

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Mincemeat Pinwheels

3 cups all purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp fine salt
1/2 cup unsalted butter at room temperature
1 cup less 2 tbsp sugar
1 large egg
1/4 cup 2% milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups prepared mincemeat
1 egg mixed with 2 Tbsp water for brushing


Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. and line a baking tray with parchment paper.

Sift flour with baking powder and salt and set aside. Cream butter and sugar together until fluffy. Whisk the egg with milk and vanilla. Add flour mixture in three additions, alternating with milk mixture and blending after each addition. Wrap dough and freeze for 30 minutes.

On a lightly floured surface, roll out dough to just less than ¼-inch thick into rectangle, about 18 x 12-inches. Spread mincemeat evenly over pastry and trim any rough edges. From long end, roll up pastry to into a pinwheel. Freeze for 30 minutes.

Slice pinwheels into ½-inch and place an inch apart on a parchment lined baking sheet. Brush tops with egg wash. Bake for about 15 to 18 minutes, until a light golden brown.

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How to make mince pie pinwheels

For this recipe, you will need:

  • 1 pack of ready-rolled puff pastry (roughly 375g, I used Tesco&rsquos own brand)
  • 1 jar of festive mincemeat (make sure it&rsquos vegan-friendly). Again, I used Tesco&rsquos own.
  • A few tablespoons of soy milk (or any other plant-based milk) for brushing the pastry with. This is used instead of a traditional egg wash.
  • Some icing sugar to dust on top after baking.

Step 1:

Preheat your oven to 220°C/ 430°F (or 200°C / 400°F if using a fan or convection oven).

Have a large baking tray at the ready and make sure it&rsquos lined before baking. I used the baking paper that came with the sheet of puff pastry.

Step 2:

Unroll the puff pastry so it&rsquos laid out flat.

Empty the whole jar of mincemeat onto the pastry sheet and spread it out evenly. Make sure to get right to the edges so it&rsquos evenly distributed when you roll it up.

Step 3:

Starting from the short end, roll up the pastry into a log. Make it tight but not too tight so that the filling spills out of the edges.

Step 4:

Cut the log into 8 equal-sized slices. Then place the slices onto your lined baking tray.

Step 5:

Use a pastry brush to brush each slice with some soy milk. This will make them turn a lovely golden brown colour on top as they bake.

Step 6:

Bake the pinwheels for 12-15 minutes, or until they are golden brown on top.

Remove them from the oven and let them cool completely on the tray.

When removing them from the tray, you may need to use a spatula to prevent breakage as the filling might cause them to stick.

Step 7:

Once they&rsquore completely cool, use a sieve to dust them lightly with the icing sugar and enjoy!

These are best enjoyed fresh but will keep well for 2 days if stored appropriately. After this time, they&rsquoll still be edible but will become less crisp and a little soggy.

They should be stored in an airtight container either in the fridge or in a kitchen cupboard. I think they taste better stored at room temperature but it&rsquos a personal preference.

Absolutely. There are tonnes of recipes online for homemade mincemeat. The reason I chose to use jarred was to save time and money, and to make it easy for children to help make them!

I really hope you enjoy this recipe! Let me know what you think by leaving a rating and/or comment below.

Which mincemeat is recommended to use?

I don&rsquot think there is anything wrong with using shop bought mincemeat. Try to buy a good quality one that has lots of delicious fruit in it.

You can of course make your own and it is on my to-do list.

The recipe that keeps temping me is this Easy Slow Cooker Mincemeat. I love the idea of letting the slow cooker do all the hard work. And also you can choose which fruits and flavours you want in your mincemeat that is really appealing.

Can I use my own pastry for this recipe?

You can most definitely use your own, home made pastry for this recipe but, one of the things I love so much about making mince pie pinwheels is how easy and quick they are to make with ready made pastry. But, if you’re happy to make your own puff pastry then do it – they’ll be just as delicious!

Festive Mincemeat Pinwheels

These keep well for a couple of days in an airtight container but they never last long in our house anyway! Happy baking and enjoy.

Festive food really is something we plan, create and enjoy throughout December. If you’re looking for other easy festive treats check out our mincemeat leftover recipes for mincemeat flapjacks, mince pie cookies, mincemeat fairy cakes, mince pie tarts or festive bakes like yule log, Christmas cake, festive trifle and sponge topped mince pies. And, when the time comes, have a perfect Christmas – and make sure you eat all the festive treats too.

Tools Needed for Making Mince Pies With Shop Bought Pastry

  • Silicone baking mat - or baking paper/nonstick baking tray
  • Baking tray
  • Pastry brush
  • Chopping knife

I know that not everyone will have a silicone baking mat, but nothing sticks to it and it can be thrown in the top shelf of a dishwasher.

Freezing Puff Pastry

The best part of this recipe is that it’s easy to prepare the first three steps in advance (even 2-3 weeks in advance!) and have it already rolled at the ready in the freezer (ensure that you’re not using frozen puff pastry in that case!). When ready to use, just leave it out for a few minutes so that it’s easier to cut into slices with a sharp knife – then bake!

Serve mincemeat pinwheels with Mulled Wine – here’s a super recipe for Mulled Wine Syrup at Christina’s Cucina.

Quick Mincemeat Turnovers

* "Make a windowed gift bag: cut out a diamond or square window from a brown lunch bag or colored gift bag. Tape a piece of clear cellophane inside. Fill with turnovers. Seal top of bag with a holiday sticker." Preheat oven to 425°.

On a lightly floured surface, using one pastry round at a time, roll pastry into a 12-inch circle. Using a 2 1/2-inch round cutter, cut out 16 circles. Re-roll pastry and cut out 4 additional circles. Repeat with remaining pastry round.

In a small bowl, mix mincemeat and brandy. Place 1/2 teaspoon of the mincemeat in center of each circle fold in half. With tines of a fork, press edges together. Place turnovers on ungreased baking sheets.

Bake 10 to 12 minutes until lightly browned. Cool on wire racks. Roll in powdered sugar.

Store in an airtight container in a cool place. Dust with powdered sugar before serving.

Nutritional Facts:

This Quick Mincemeat Turnovers recipe is from the Holiday Cookbook Cookbook. Download this Cookbook today.

Recipe Summary

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¾ cup white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup apple cider
  • ⅓ cup vegetable oil
  • 1 apple, peeled, cored and chopped
  • 1 (28 ounce) jar prepared mincemeat
  • ¾ cup confectioners' sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider, or as needed

Preheat an oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Line 18 muffin cups with paper liners, and set aside.

In a large bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, and white sugar, mixing until thoroughly blended.

In another bowl, whisk together the egg, 1 cup of apple cider, and vegetable oil. Stir in the apple and mincemeat. Pour the mincemeat mixture into the flour mixture, and stir until just combined.

Fill the lined muffin cups 3/4 full, and bake in the preheated oven until the muffins are risen and browned, and a toothpick inserted into the middle of a muffin comes out clean, about 20 minutes. Let cool for about 10 minutes.

Make a glaze by stirring together the confectioners' sugar, 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon, and about 1 tablespoon of apple cider, or a little more as needed to make the glaze workable. Spread the glaze on the warm muffins.

Watch the video: Easy Mincemeat Pinwheels! Suzi (May 2022).