Snowy Mince Pies



Serves: 7

Prep Time: 50 Minutes

Cook Time: 20 Minutes


400g mincemeat

1 pack of filo pastry

25g butter

50g shortbread biscuits


50g fondant icing

50g winter berries (cranberries etc)



  1. Chop the fondant icing into 2cm cubes and place into the freezer then melt the butter in a saucepan and leave to one side.
  2. Lay the filo pastry sheets onto a clean cold surface, making sure to leave all the layers together.
  3. Cut the filo into 7cm squares and cover with a clean tea towel, this prevents the filo becoming dry and brittle.
  4. Take four squares of the filo pastry and lightly brush with melted butter.
  5. Place the squares on top of one another slightly overlapping, then pop into a muffin tin, lightly pressing the pastry down to fill the shape of the tray. Repeat with the rest of the filo pastry.
  6. Now add a dessert spoon of the mincemeat to each pastry case and place into the oven for about 15-20 minutes or until the pastry is golden brown. Leave to cool in the tin for 5 minutes.
  7. Finally, crush the shortbread and sprinkle over the mincemeat. Take the fondant icing out of the freezer and finely grate over the mince pies and serve with some seasonal berries.


Use the end of a rolling pin to flatten the base of the pastry when in the muffin tin, as this will crisp up better.