Puff Pastry Mince Pies Recipe - Just 4 Ingredients! (2024)

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By Sarah Rossi

on Nov 23, 2021, Updated Jan 08, 2024

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This is probably the easiest and most delicious Puff Pastry Mince Pie recipe you will find. There are just 4 ingredients between you and this classic Christmas bake!

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Is there a more loved Christmas bake than Mince Pies?

This puff pastry version is so quick and simple to make. It will convert even mincemeat haters to the sheer joy that is these light, fluffy treats.

Up to our eyeballs in wrapping and festivities, for me, this time of year isn’t one for grand, time-consuming bakes.

But little shortcuts still let us pull something gorgeous and homemade from the oven and feel like we are nailing the festive baking. 🙌🏼

These are perfect with a cup of tea, or serve warm with ice cream for the festive pudding of dreams.

Why you’ll love this Puff Pastry Mince Pies recipe

⭐️ Just 4 ingredients

⭐️ Great fun to bake with children

⭐️ Light, fluffy and SO easy

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How we came up with this recipe

Making things from scratch and filling the home with Christmas scents is just so cosy and heartwarming on the run up to the big day, BUT we don’t have all the time in the world to bake and create.

I wanted to come up with a mince pie recipe that took less than half an hour to throw together, had shortcut ingredients, but still had that homemade, straight-out-of-the-oven experience when anyone popped over.

After testing, I discovered all this was possible with the help of ready-made mincemeat and shop bought puff pastry, which also allowed these to be light and flaky instead of dense and stodgy.

Give them a go as an activity with the kids or to impress guests – you can enjoy these every year from now on!

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Puff Pastry Mince Pies Ingredients

  • Puff pastry – The ready rolled kind
  • Egg
  • Mincemeat – Any type of sweet mincemeat you like is fine
  • Caster sugar

How to make Mince Pies with Puff Pastry

  1. Roll out your puff pastry and score it into 12 rectangles.
  2. Brush half of each rectangle with beaten egg.
  3. Add your mincemeat onto it, and fold the other half over.
  4. Seal the edges down with a fork. Brush the top with more egg and sprinkle sugar.
  5. Bake in a preheated oven at 200C for about 10-15 minutes.

How long do they last?

These are best within 24 hours of baking.

If you do want to eat them the day after, heating them a little in the oven or the microwave will perk them up again.

To reheat, zap them briefly in the microwave or heat through in the oven. Serve warm with ice cream. Oh hello!

Top tips

How to stop the mince pies from leaking

Be sure to seal the edges of the pies with some egg (or milk) and press down lightly with a fork.

Also, don’t overfill them as this will make the contents bubble out. All that said, I quite like a few crispy bits of mincemeat on the outside!

Puff pastry

Remove this from the fridge about half an hour before you want to use it if possible. This will make it softer and easier to handle.


Can you freeze Puff Pastry Mince Pies?

Yes, you can either freeze them before baking (my preference) or after (once fully cooled). Store them for up to 3 months in the freezer and defrost thoroughly before eating.

What is mincemeat?

It has nothing to do with actual meat! Centuries ago, it did. But now it’s just fruit, spices and nuts to give us that unmistakable Christmas flavour.

You should still check the label if you’re vegetarian though, in case animal fat is used.

Let me know how you got on and what you thought of these recipes. Please rate the recipe using the ⭐️ below.

Also I’d LOVE to see your cooking creations. If you’d like to share yours with me, you can tag me on Instagram (@tamingtwins).

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5 from 12 votes

Puff Pastry Mince Pies {Just 4 Ingredients!}

By Sarah Rossi

The easiest and most deliciousPuff PastryMince Piesrecipe. Just 4 ingredients are between you and this classic Christmas bake!

Prep Time: 10 minutes minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes minutes

Servings: 12


  • 320 g Puff pastry sheet, See notes
  • 1 Egg
  • 175 g Mincemeat, See notes
  • 2 tbsp Caster sugar


  • Preheat the oven to 200C.

  • Score the pastry sheet into 12 rectangles. Brush one half of each rectangle with beaten egg.

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  • Add a spoonful of mincemeat where the egg wash is. Fold the part without any egg wash onto the mincemeat dollop and seal with a fork (the egg wash seals the edges).

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  • Brush the top with more add and sprinkle over the sugar.

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  • Bake in the hot oven for about 10-15 minutes or until golden.


Puff pastry: Remove this from the fridge about half an hour before you want to use it if possible. This will make it softer and easier to handle.

Mincemeat: Any type of sweet mincemeat you like is fine.

How to stop the mince pies from leaking: Be sure to seal the edges of the pies with some egg (or milk) and press down lightly with a fork.

Shelf life: These are best within 24 hours of baking. If you do want to eat them the day after, heating them a little in the oven or the microwave will perk them up again.

To freeze: For best results, freeze them unbaked, defrost again and bake when you’re ready. You can also freeze these baked.


Calories: 199kcalCarbohydrates: 25gProtein: 2gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 3gSodium: 148mgPotassium: 16mgFiber: 1gSugar: 12gVitamin A: 1IUCalcium: 3mgIron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Dessert

Cuisine: Family Food

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  1. Love puff pastry mince pies 😃 how would you bake in the air fryer? X


  2. Puff Pastry Mince Pies Recipe - Just 4 Ingredients! (15)
    Love these, thanks so much for the recipe – can they be frozen?


  3. Hi , is it easy to freeze these ? I’ve used the same theory as for your sausage rolls !!


  4. I added to my recipe note for christmas…


  5. I love the look of these easy mince pies, I must whip up a batch as Christmas looms nearer!


  6. Finally finished another Christmas recipe so I’m back. I love your mince pie, I’ve gone traditional with mine as this is my first Christmas blogging, but I love puff pastry so I’m definitely going to try something like this.

    Right, off to have a look at some of the other posts and extend my Christmas cooking list even further.


  7. Great job with your movie! 🙂 Haha! Laughing with recognition at what was going on in your kitchen… Who is going to end up with the pizza knife anyway!! 😉

    Thanks for hosting.


  8. Hi Sarah, just watched your ace YouTube clip. Well done, it was brilliant. The mince pies look really lovely too. xx


  9. Love the look of those mince pies – something a bit different and easy too 🙂


Puff Pastry Mince Pies Recipe - Just 4 Ingredients! (2024)


What are the ingredients for mince pie? ›

What odd ingredient did mince pies once contain? ›

Markham's recipe called for an entire leg of mutton and three pounds of suet which were mixed with salt, cloves, mace, currants, raisins, prunes, dates, and orange peel, a list of ingredients that, save for the meat, which is remarkably like that used today.

How to use ready rolled puff pastry for a pie? ›

  1. When making a pie with a pastry top or lid, choose a dish with a rim and allow the filling to get cold before topping with pastry. ...
  2. Brush rim with water or beaten egg. ...
  3. Roll pastry up on the rolling pin to lift it (as described in 'Rolling out Puff Pastry' section and gently unroll it over the pie dish.

What are traditional mince pies made of? ›

Mince pies have been eaten as part of a traditional British Christmas since at least the 16th century. Then they were made of a spiced, sweet minced meat mixture (often lamb), but they are now commonly made with sweet mincemeat, a mixture of dried fruits, sugar, spices, and brandy.

What are the ingredients in Mr Kipling's mince pies? ›

Butter Enriched (5%) Pastry Cases with a Mincemeat Filling (45%), Baked with a Sprinkling of Sugar.

Why is mincemeat so expensive? ›

Mincemeat isn't difficult to make, but it has a lot of ingredients, which can make it expensive to produce in small batches, and it requires at least a day's advance planning to let the ingredients sit.

What were Victorian mince pies made from? ›

Ingredients included dried fruits like raisins prunes and figs, lamb or mutton (representing the shepherds) and spices like cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg (for the Wise Men). By late Victorian England, mince pies ceased to contain meat and had all fruit fillings (with suet).

What's the difference between mince pie and mincemeat pie? ›

A mince pie (also mincemeat pie in North America, and fruit mince pie in Australia and New Zealand) is a sweet pie of English origin filled with mincemeat, being a mixture of fruit, spices and suet. The pies are traditionally served during the Christmas season in much of the English-speaking world.

When did they stop putting meat in mince pies? ›

By the 18th century it was more likely to be tongue or even tripe, and in the 19th century it was minced beef. It was not until the late Victorian period and early 20th Century that mince pies dropped the meat and had all fruit fillings (albeit with suet). Even today there are traditions associated with mince pies.

Do I need to pre cook puff pastry before adding filling? ›

Do I need to blind bake pastry cases when cooking with wet fillings? As a general rule, you do need to blind bake when cooking a dish with wet fillings. For example, if you're making a quiche or frangipane, blind baking the crust first will help ensure the pastry case stays buttery and retains its crunch.

Can I use puff pastry as a pie base? ›

If you want to make a puff pastry base for your pie

As you warm up your oven, put a baking tray in to heat up. Then when you put your pie in the oven, sit the dish on top of the hot baking tray. I find that this really helps to cook the base of the Steak Pie and stop a soggy bottom.

Can you use puff pastry instead of pie crust for pie? ›

I normally use my traditional pie crust with this filling (sometimes with brown butter) but I HAD to try it with puff pastry. Turns out, it's amazing. The high butter content in puff pastry makes this crust melt in your mouth. Not to mention, I think it's stunning.

Why is mincemeat called mincemeat in mince pies? ›

The "mince" in mincemeat comes from the Middle English mincen, and the Old French mincier both traceable to the Vulgar Latin minutiare, meaning chop finely. The word mincemeat is an adaptation of an earlier term minced meat, meaning finely chopped meat. Meat was also a term for food in general, not only animal flesh.

Why are mince pies only eaten at Christmas? ›

According to reports, medieval people believed that if you ate a mince pie every day between Christmas and Twelfth Night, you'd be brimming with luck and happiness for the next 12 months. While there may not be any truth in the old myth, the tradition of eating mince pies every Christmas has certainly stuck.

Why are mince pies now called festive pies? ›

The Early Origins. The history of mince pies can be traced back to the Middle Ages. During this time, mince pies were known as "Christmas pies" and were filled with a mixture of minced meat, fruits, and spices. These pies were often shaped like a manger to symbolize the birth of Jesus.

Do mince pies contain egg? ›

Traditionally mince pies used to be meat and suet (yummy!!) and some recipes still call for the latter but shop-bought ones tend to contain butter and eggs.

Is mince pie different from meat pie? ›

They are two completely different kinds of pies. Mince pie, also known as mincemeat pie, is made of fruits and contains no meat. It is sweet. A meat pie is savory or spicy and is usually a fried pie, filled with ground meat and onions, spices like cumin, chili peppers, etc.

Why are mince pies so nice? ›

A good mince pie is a delicately spiced, sumptuously light fruit filling encased in a buttery, crumbly crust. They're like souffles in that they're incredibly easy to do badly, but when baked properly they are a gustatory delight!

Who's making the best mince pies this year? ›

The best mince pies for 2023 are:
  • Best mince pies overall – Waitrose no1 brown butter mince pies with cognac: £4, Waitrose.com.
  • Best traditional mince pie – Morrisons the best deep filled mince pie: £2.50, Morrisons.com.
  • Best mini mince pie – M&S Collection mini mince pies: £3.50, Ocado.com.
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