I feel like the last minute “I haven’t finished peoples presents” panic hasn’t set in yet even though it’s the 23rd and three peoples presents aren’t finished yet and Santa sets off in 13 hours! These may not be the prettiest mince pies you’ve ever seen but they definitely outdo themselves in taste. I’ve made so many batches of these and the gingerbread on top just won’t stay the shape it’s supposed to, would you believe that the tops of these started off as stars? Aesthetics aside these are amazing so I had to put the recipe up and I think I might like these more than regular mince pies.
½ eating apple
½ jar of mincemeat (205g)
Gingerbread, I used this recipe
Preheat the oven to 190C/375F/Gas 5
First you’ll need to make the gingerbread mixture the recipe I used is here, or you can use your favourite gingerbread recipe, you will probably have some left so you can make extra gingerbread men.
Grate the apple and mix in a bowl with the mincemeat then set aside.
Roll out the pastry to a ⅛ inch or thinner and cut circles, place the circles in a fairy cake tray and press lightly into position. Put one heaped teaspoon of mincemeat and apple mixture in each hole and top with gingerbread. Bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes or until pasty is cooked, when cooled sprinkle with icing sugar.