Fruity mincemeat twirls

You could eat these anytime of the day, even for a festive breakfast. They're delicious served warm, so if you are making them ahead of time, just re-heat gently in the oven when needed.

Fruity mincemeat twirls

Fruity mincemeat twirls


  • 375g ready-rolled puff pastry
  • 200g mincemeat
  • 1 small bramley apple, peeled and grated
  • Finely grated zest of 1/2 orange
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 3tbsp icing sugar, sieved
  • Juice of half a lemon


Preheat the oven to 200C/ 180C fan/gas 6. Cut the pastry widthways into 8-10 strips, approximately 3cm wide.

Mix together the mincemeat, grated apple and orange zest. Spoon and spread lightly on top of the pastry strips. Roll each strip of pastry to form a coil and sit in a 12-hole muffin or bun tin, with each hole lined with baking paper (approximately 10-12cm square) or paper cases. Brush the top of the pastry and any edges you can see, with the beaten egg.

Place in the oven for 20-25 minutes until golden brown.
Once cooked, cool for a few minutes before removing from the paper cases and sit on a wire rack.

Mix together the icing sugar and enough of the lemon juice to give you a loose icing. Drizzle over the top of the twirls. Serve warm.

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