Mince Pie Swirls

For me, there's nothing that smells more like Christmas than freshly made mince pies - the perfect addition to a cup of tea or mulled wine during a festive film.
However, unlike at my family home, my kitchen is lacking a good mince pie tin and the space for homemade pastry. These mince pie swirls are the easiest Christmassy treat, and so incredibly easy to make vegan or gluten free accordingly.

You'll Need;

  • 1 jar of mincemeat filling - check the label but it's often vegan 
  • 1 pack of ready rolled puff pastry - jusrol is vegan, if you avoid the all butter version, and they do a gluten free one too!
  • a little milk of your choice 

Simply unroll the pastry so that it looks like a landscape piece of paper, and evenly spread over the mincemeat filling. Carefully roll up the pastry, so quite tightly so it keeps a nice swirl. Cut into slices about an inch or so thick using a sharp knife, and place on a baking tray covered in baking paper. Use a pastry brush or your fingers to brush a little milk onto the pastry to act as a glaze. Bake in a preheated oven at 180 degrees for around 10-15 mins - until the pastry is puffed up, golden and the mincemeat is bubbling. Allow them to cool for a little while, as the filling will be boiling hot, before enjoying warm.

If you're after a more traditional mince pie recipe, this one I posted a few years ago is fail-safe. Pies or swirls, whatever you chose are delicious and make for perfect baking in the days before Christmas. 

Merry Christmas!

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