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Buddy’s mince pie pinwheels recipe

Buddy’s mince pie pinwheels recipe

19 ratings

Jamie says: "Buddy’s epic mince pie sharer is a brilliant twist on traditional mince pies. Using shop-bought mincemeat and ready-made pastry cuts down the prep time, freeing you and the kids up to spend more time on the fun bit." See method

  • Makes 17 pinwheels
  • 20 mins to prepare and 20 mins to cook
  • 107 calories / serving
  • Freezable
  • Vegetarian


  • 20g dried fruit, such as cranberries, blueberries or apricots
  • 250g good-quality mincemeat
  • 2 clementines
  • plain flour, for dusting
  • ½ a 250g block of puff pastry
  • 1 free-range egg
  • 30g nuts, such as almonds or pistachios
  • icing sugar, for dusting

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    5g 7%
  • Saturates

    2g 9%
  • Sugars

    9g 10%
  • Salt

    0.1g 2%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 16.7g Protein 1.6g Fibre 0.4g


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  1. Preheat the oven to gas 6, 200°C, fan 180ºC. Line a large baking tray with baking paper. Roughly chop the dried fruit and tip into a large mixing bowl with the mincemeat. Add the zest of the clementines and mix well.
  2. Dust a clean work surface with flour and roll out the puff pastry into a rectangle about 20 x 40cm and the thickness of a £1 coin. Thinly spread the mincemeat over the pastry, then roll up into a tight roll, starting with the longer edge closest to you. Beat the egg in a small bowl and brush the top edge to seal.
  3. Using a sharp knife, slice the roll into 18 pinwheels about 1cm thick. Now, to make a Christmas tree shape: Starting at the top, place 1 pinwheel at the top edge of the baking tray, then place 2 beneath, then 3 beneath that, adding another pinwheel to each row, until you have 3 pinwheels left. Use these final pinwheels to make the trunk.
  4. Brush the pinwheels with a little beaten egg, then roughly chop the nuts and sprinkle over the top. Bake for 20 mins until golden brown. Leave to cool, then dust with a little icing sugar before serving.

Once cooled, you can freeze the cooked mince pies in a plastic container. Simply place on a lined baking tray and reheat in a hot oven from frozen.

Switch up the dried fruit and nuts with your favourites – any type will work well.

You can create any shape you like – a wreath, a bell, a star – have fun with it!

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