Festive Mincemeat Pinwheels Recipe

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Considering my stance on convenience food, some people may think my use of ready made pastry is lazy, or cheating but most celebrity chefs use it and you can make things like these Festive Swirls in just minutes. Make these for a lovely seasonal treat – they make a change from mince pies and are a great alternative way to use up leftover mincemeat. They’re not quite Mary Berry or a classic British bake but they are quick and easy to bake at home and the whole family loves them.

Festive Mincemeat Swirls Recipe
Festive Mincemeat Pinwheels

Mince pie pinwheels are so easy to make and really lovely to bake with the kids. You literally need two ingredients – a Jus Rol puff pastry sheet or equivalent and mincemeat. Puff pastry mincemeat swirls one of the mincemeat recipes we create throughout December and they are full of all the flavours of Christmas. Sometimes we finish them off with a dusting of icing sugar and the children love them!

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 Swirls Recipe
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 flapjacksmince pie cookiesmincemeat fairy cakesmince 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.

So here’s our Festive Mince Meat Pinwheels Recipe:

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 200C/400F/Gas 7 and cover a baking sheet with parchment paper or baking paper
  • Roll out the pastry and spread evenly with mincemeat
  • Roll the pastry up from the longest side
  • Cut the pastry roll up into 1.5cm slices using a sharp knife and lay out on the baking tray leaving room to rise and spread
  • Bake in the oven for 10 minutes or until golden brown and leave to cool on a wire rack.

If you’d like to print or pin the Festive Swirls Recipe for later you can do so below. Enjoy!

Festive Mincemeat Swirls

Make these for a lovely seasonal treat – they make a change from mince pies!
Course Afternoon Tea, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine British
Keyword baking, christmas
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 12 swirls

Ingredients

  • a sheet of ready made puff pastry
  • a jar of mincemeat

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 200C/400F/Gas 7
  • Roll out the pastry and spread evenly with mincemeat
  • Roll the pastry up from the longest side
  • Cut the pastry roll up into 1.5cm slices and lay out on a baking sheet leaving room to rise
  • Bake in the oven for 10 minutes or until golden brown

*Note: Nutritional information is estimated, based on publicly available data. Nutrient values may vary from those published.

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